No he is not talking to the sash in his hand. This is a character from a story of mine, Anei the human prince. He becomes engaged to Skye, if you remember is an elf princess, to stop a war between the two races. Their meetings begin to be shorter and farther apart and Skye is worried that she will not see Anei again. A method she uses to make sure he will return is loaning him her mother's green sash.