Vintage Sterling Silver Concho Belt
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3/4" wide dark brown leather with 14 different conchas (not all shown above).
Buckle 2 x 2 3/8.
Each concha has a copper belt loop on the back.
Vintage NOS Sterling Silver Concha Belt
CB60 - $225 SOLD
Paula says - ""This piece is NOS (new old stock) that was made in the 1970s but never used - it is brand new vintage with a wonderful old patina!
"Each concha has a different pattern combining repousse and stamping methods.
"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."
14 different conchas, 1 1/8" x 1 1/2".
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.