Source: A 1931 dictionary
Bel-buṭṭā (बेल्-बुट्टा) is the Nepali word for scroll-work embroidered on a khukri sheath.1
Bel (बेल्) is short for belahari (बेलहरि), both meaning "embroidery work". Buṭṭā (बेल्-बुट्टा) means embroidery, braid, or filigree.
As such bel-buṭṭā (बेल्-बुट्टा) is synonymous to belahari buṭṭā (बेलहरि बुट्टा).
Fine Nepalese embroidery using strips of quill on a khukurī sheath. 1850s.
Sold by Mandarin Mansion in 2020.
A close-up of the fine work.
A close-up of the work, compared to a regular size pencil.
Simple embroidery using thread on a khukurī scabbard.
1. Sir Ralph Lilley Turner; A comparative and etymological dictionary of the Nepali language. London: K. Paul, Trench, Trubner, 1931.