Vintage Sterling Silver Onyx Concho Belt
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Each concha has a copper belt loop on the back.
CB62 - $350 SOLD
Paula says - "This belt is NOS, New Old Stock. It was made about 20 years ago and has never been used. It has years of old patina which can be polished to a brilliant shine if desired."
"Each concha has a stamped pattern and an onyx cabochon set in a serrated bezel.
"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
Buckle is 2 1/2 x 3".
12 conchos 2" x 1 3/4".
The jewelry and artifacts in this collection were gathered by a man born in 1933 and who has been collecting for over 60 years. He has a great love of Native American people, their culture and customs and their art. Living and working most of his life in Texas, he has been particularly drawn to Lakota, Comanche, Apache, Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni pieces. We will be listing items from his collection over the next year, so keep an eye on the Newly Listed Items page.
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.