Authentic Native American Vintage Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild Concho belt

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Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild
Sandcast Sterling Silver and Turquoise
Vintage Wagon Wheel Concho Belt
HK Item #CB68

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Authentic Native American Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Wagon Wheel Concho belt by Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

Authentic Native American Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Wagon Wheel Concho belt by Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

Buckle is 3" x 2".

Condition
Vintage, pre-owned, very good; bright patina; leather smooth and supple with no cracks, holes punched but never used; four concho stones are cracked but firmly set with no missing pieces
Size
Buckle is 3" x 2" ;
9 conchos are 2 1/2" diameter;
1 1/2" wide x 37" long leather belt - will fit a 34" to 37" waist with existing holes
Materials
Sterling silver, Read about silver;
turquoise, Read about stones
black leather
Weight
384 grams
Hallmarks
stamped: NAVAJO and the horned moon symbol
Artist

Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild
(read below)

Authentic Native American Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Wagon Wheel Concho belt by Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

Authentic Native American Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Wagon Wheel Concho belt by Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

Horned Moon logo of the Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild.

Authentic Native American Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Wagon Wheel Concho belt by Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

1 of 4 stones cracked but firmly set.

Authentic Native American Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Wagon Wheel Concho belt by Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

1 of 4 stones cracked but firmly set.

We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "vintage" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewerly, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

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Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild
Sandcast Sterling Silver and Turquoise
Vintage Wagon Wheel Concho
Belt

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Paula says - "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."

Authentic Native American Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Wagon Wheel Concho belt by Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

1 1/2" wide belt tapered to 3/4" where holes are for perfect fit with the buckle - will fit a 34" to 37" waist with existing holes

Authentic Native American Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Wagon Wheel Concho belt by Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

Nine conchos 2 1/2" diameter.

Authentic Native American Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Wagon Wheel Concho belt by Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

Each concha has a leather backing and a sterling silver belt loop.

Authentic Native American Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Wagon Wheel Concho belt by Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

1 of 4 stones cracked but firmly set.

Authentic Native American Vintage Sandcast Sterling Silver Wagon Wheel Concho belt by Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

1 of 4 stones cracked but firmly set.

 

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Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild

In 1941 the Navajo Council created the Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild with the horned moon as their logo. It was organized in Ft. Wingate, New Mexico and started as a co-op in Pine Springs, Arizona in 1942.

The NACG was formed under the auspices of the Navajo Tribal authority to help young Navajo silversmiths learn from the masters and thus to maintain the quality of classic Navajo silverwork into succeeding generations. The Guild's standards were exacting and their instructors were among the most accomplished Navajo jewelers of the era, including Ambrose Roanhorse, Chester Yellowhair, Fred Peshlaki and Kenneth Begay.

The individual makers could not sign Guild pieces, they could only be marked with the Horned Moon logo of the NACG and the word "NAVAJO". The best of Navajo Guild silverwork is some of the finest Navajo jewelry of the 20th century and is highly desirable. It is generally characterized by its classic technique, clean and elegant lines, restrained use of stampwork and only occasional use of stones.

In the 1944 book, The Navajo and Pueblo Silversmiths, John Adair writes, “The type of silverware that the guild promotes is [?] a revival of the old simple types of jewelry, without sets for the most part. Emphasis is placed on cast work. The guild also handles vegetable-dyed rugs and some aniline-dyed rugs of similar pattern and excellent workmanship.”

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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Patina
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.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

 

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