Vintage Native American 1960's Navajo Child's Sterling Silver Concho Belt

Vintage Native American 1960's Navajo Child's Sterling Silver Concho B

$300.00

Vintage Native American 1960's Navajo Child's Sterling Silver Concho Belt

We are offering this Vintage Traditional Navajo Child's Sterling Silver Concho Belt. The belt features 7 hand tooled silver conchos & butterflies. The conchos are approximately 3/4" x 5/8" and the butterflies measure approx. 5/8" X 3/8". The buckle is also hand tooled sterling silver. The conchos are featured on a 28" long & 1/2" wide black leather strap. This belt showcases the artist's silversmithing skills, and great stamp and repousee work. Repousee is a technique in which a metal is shaped by hammering from the reverse side to create a design in low-relief on the front. The Navajos began working with silver in the 19th century, and began making things like buckles, bridles, buttons, rings, canteens, hollow beads, earrings, crescent-shaped pendants (called najas), bracelets, crosses, powder chargers, tobacco canteens, and conchos (for belts). Their silversmithing skills has evolved and changed throughout the years, as artists worked with jewelry techniques like repousee and stamp work.

Style: Concho Belt Material: Sterling Silver, Leather Length: 28" Width: 1/2" Total Gram Weight: 4301 grams Condition: Pre owned in good condition with normal wear and light surface scratches to the leather.