This Hopi sterling silver concho leather belt is a petite one, made for a woman with a 25 to 26 inch waist. But the full 29 inch length of this piece also lends itself to being worn as a necklace around the neck where it would be far more visible and admired. It even wraps around the wrist into an impressive bracelet. (AND...this city slicker was just advised that this may actually be a hat band for a big Western hat!)

It's a fantastic handcrafted piece. There are 15 miniature conchos, each with an overlay sterling silver Native American symbol. Each rectangular concho measures 1 inch across by 5/8 inch high. Each symbol shows precision crafting, incredible detail (see the turtle and the buffalo), the stark beauty of the birds, butterfly, bear claws, antelope, and the tribal figures.

Since each concho was placed in semi 'permanent' positions along the leather, we can't slide them off to see if any of these are signed. The buckle of the sunface does not appear to be marked but we can't see the entire back because of the leather being in the way. The conchos CAN be moved or removed from the leather...all you have to do is lift up on the back bars that press them into the leather.

The belt / necklace / hatband weighs 68.3. All the silver has been both machine and acid-tested for 925.

We didn't polish this...just a light wipe to clean the surface. Excellent vintage condition. Circa 1970s.

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ITEM ID
RL13482
TYPE
Estate, Fine
COLOR
Silver
STYLE
Native American
ITEM SIZE
29 inches long - 5/8 inch wide
ITEM TYPE
Vintage
MATERIAL
Sterling Silver, Leather

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HOPI Overlaid Sterling Silver Concho Leather Belt 15 Mini Conchos Necklace

$495

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