Vintage Native American Navajo Concho Belt
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1 3/8" wide leather with three holes punched at 35 to 37 inches.
Buckle is 3" x 1 7/8".
Belt loops of copper.
Rick Martinez - Navajo Sterling Silver
CB59 - $1,850
Paula says - "This belt is vintage NOS, New Old Stock. It was made more than 20 years ago and has never been used. It has years of old patina which can be polished to a brilliant shine if desired.
"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."
Ten conchos are 2 1/4" x 1 3/4".
Buckle is stamped R. Martinez inside a fish.
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.
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.