Buckle is 2" diameter.
Sterling silver belt loops.
Vintage Turquoise Needlepoint Concho Belt
CB107 - $2,495 plus s/h
Paula says - "In my opinion, this vintage concho belt shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Zuni made. But because there is no hallmark that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally represent it as Native American made, we are just selling it as a vintage concho belt - read more."
"It is in excellent condition - I see no damage or wear whatsoever to the expertly made conchos. The brown leather is supple and has three partially punched holes. You can purchase a new black leather belt for $20. Contact Paula to see what we have in stock."
12 oval conchos are 2" x 1 3/4".
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."
Read about concho belts:
NOTE: Items in our 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. Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
Turquoise is associated with the sky,
and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is
believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise
can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
What is Needlepoint?
There are two similar techniques of using very small pieces of stone to decorate a piece and they are often confused.
Needlepoint is comprised of long, straight, narrow stones set in individual bezels.
Petit Point is comprised of teardrop-shaped stones having one rounded end and one pointed end and set in individual bezels.
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 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.
LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
|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.|