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Navajo Concha - Concho Belt with 12 Concha Discs

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Belts and Buckles
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: leather, silver, turquoise
  • Size:
    Belt Size: 30 to 33;
    Concha 2-1/8” diameter;
    Buckle 2” x 1-1/2”
  • Item # C3753.41
  • Price: $2,125.00

This belt appears to be from the 1950s and is not stamped with the name of the maker.  It contains 12 individual conchas plus a buckle.  Each concha has a green oval and domed turquoise cab at its apex and each concha is profusely stamped with traditional Navajo designs.  The unusual aspect of the belt is that each concha is scalloped around its edges. 

 

Condition: this Navajo Concha - Concho Belt with 12 Concha Discs is in original condition

Recommended ReadingFINE INDIAN JEWELRY OF THE SOUTHWEST: The Millicent Rogers Museum Collection by Shelby Tisdale, Ph.D

Provenance: from the extensive Southwest Indian Jewelry collection of a Santa Fe resident who has unfortunately moved to another city and found it necessary to greatly reduce her collection.

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Artist Unknown
  • Category: Belts and Buckles
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: leather, silver, turquoise
  • Size:
    Belt Size: 30 to 33;
    Concha 2-1/8” diameter;
    Buckle 2” x 1-1/2”
  • Item # C3753.41
  • Price: $2,125.00

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