This fine example of Native American artwork and craftsmanship is an estate item that dates to the late 1960s/early 1970s.
The twelve very well-crafted sterling conchos (counting the buckle) have thick gauging.
The leather backing prevents the conchos from digging into the wearer’s back when seated, a well-appreciated detail of fine concho belts.
Vintage pieces of this age are researched to sell for as much as $3,300. This serious, heavy concho belt is priced at a bargain!
The current wearable size of this stunning wardrobe piece is 33″. There is one belt hole while the end can be wrapped around the belt.
The conchos can slide closer together or entirely off and more belt holes can be added for a slim waist.
Alternatively, the conchos can be transferred to another belt if this leather strap is not your size.
The buckle measures 3 and 3/8″ by 2 and 7/8″.
There are five large oval concho stations measuring 2 and 1/2″ by 2 and 7/8″ alternating with six rectangular concho stations measuring 1 and 3/8″ x 2 and 1/2″.
The black leather belt is 1 and 3/16″ wide while the length from the buckle to the belt hole is 33.25″.
The length from the belt hole to the tip of the belt is 11.5″. This brings the total length to 44.75″.
The overall length from the outside buckle edge to the belt tip is 46.5″. This thick belt leather is just over 1/8″ thick.
The back of the sterling silver concho stations are leather lined and attach to the belt with copper metal strips.
The belt is currently styled for the end of the belt to tuck in around teh buckle when fastened. It has one belt hole but more can be added if desired.
The beautiful heirloom solid belt weights 1lb., 2oz.
The buckle is signed “Mike Smith Sterling”.
This estate pre-owned belt is in Excellent Condition and looks never worn. The images are of high detail; please view closely! As is.