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CB52 - $1250
Paula says - "This vintage sterling silver Cross Path concho belt is whopping big - and heavy! It comes on a Justin Genuine Sea Turtle Belt that connects with snaps, which means you can easily change the belt.
"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
Quarter in above photo shows scale of belt.
Dark areas on the shiny sterling silver are photographic reflections, not blemishes.
What is Cross Path?
Cross Path symbolizes the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. One of the beliefs of the Navajo is that its people should remain within the boundaries of its Nation which happen to be four mountains. By staying with the Navajo Nation, the people will remain at one with Nature and spirit. And by remaining within these boundaries they are likely to meet all other Navajo within their lifetime. They say they will cross paths with all within the four corners.
Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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|A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.|
|An item that has been used.|
NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Why isn't this item called Native American?
The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.