Navajo Concho Belt with Smaller Stamped Silver Conchas

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Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Belts and Buckles
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Leather
  • Size: 33”-35” long;
    Conchas: 1-½” x 2”;
    Buckle: 1-⅞” x 2-½”
  • Item # C4074T
  • Price: $595.00

This late twentieth-century Navajo silver concho belt features twelve two-inch conchas set on a brown leather belt with a stamped, repoussé buckle. Each concha features a stamped traditional diamond-shaped center with stamped, radiating petals. The conchas are of a lighter gauge silver and smaller than those found on traditional belts. The rectangular buckle features elaborately-stamped and repoussé designs. The smaller size and lighter weight make for a very comfortable fit. The belt is unsigned.


Condition:  this CNavajo Concho Belt with Smaller Stamped Silver Conchas is in very good condition. All of the pieces are secure. The leather belt is in good condition.

Provenance: The belt is from a Southwest Indian Jewelry collector in Colorado

Recommended Reading: Indian Jewelry of the American Southwest by Sarah Peabody and William Turnbaugh

Relative Links: Concha beltsNavajo Reservation

Close up view of one of the conchas and buckle.

 

Jeweler Unknown
  • Category: Belts and Buckles
  • Origin: Diné of the Navajo Nation
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, Leather
  • Size: 33”-35” long;
    Conchas: 1-½” x 2”;
    Buckle: 1-⅞” x 2-½”
  • Item # C4074T
  • Price: $595.00

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