If Elvis and Jim Morrison wore one, it has to be cool! For your consideration, is this iconic Authentic Museum Quality Navajo Native American (pre 1950) Concha (Spanish meaning shell) Belt. It has been said that the Mexicans began this type of leather work as bridles for their horses and Southwestern Native Americans built on the idea. No matter who thought if it first, the Concha Belt has become indicative of Southwestern Style and has stood the test of time. This is a great find for the Native American collector or for one who has an eye for fashion. These belts are hot right now and if you invest in an authentic collectible one, like the one offered here, the value will only go up as Native American items are hoaded by collectors, especially Navajo. The condition of this belt is very good with only the leather showing wear. The silver is all hand hammered and stamped by hand. Each of the 10 conchas is adorned with a single turquoise stone and there are 11 butterfly spacers. The buckle is set with one turquoise stone on each side. The silver has not been cleaned so it retains its vintage patina. The belt measures 36.5 inches long total. The leather extension measures a full 7" with 5 holes punched so it can be adjusted. The 10 conchos and 11 butterflies are securely fastened but can be moved if adjustment is required. This belt is unsigned as nearly all pieces of this age were.
Vintage Native American Sterling/Leather Concho Belt