Vintage double belt style sterling silver concho belt
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This is the double belt style with and 1 1/2" wide under belt and a narrower 3/4" belt. Both belts go through the copper loops on the backs of the conchos and the narrow belt laces through the conchos to hold them in place.
Buckle is 2 x 2 1/2".
Conchos are 2 3/4" x 2".
CB66 - $950 plus s/h
Paula says - "In my opinion, this concho belt shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo made. But because it doesn't have a hallmark that we are able to attribute to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."
"This belt will fit up to a 43 inch waist. It is new leather with no holes punched.
"Most leather concho belts are quite adjustable. You can adjust them to fit a smaller waist by punching additional holes in the leather. You can slide the conchos along the the leather to adjust their spacing closer together or farther apart. You could even remove one or more conchos if you want to make the belt very short. Also you could cut excess leather off the tail end of the belt. To make a belt larger, you can purchase a leather belt of the proper length and put the conchos and buckle on the new belt."
Each concha has two copper belt loops.
Buckle plus 9 conchos.
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 (, 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.
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.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
|An item that has been used.|
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.