1970s silver concho belt on wide black leather, Native American belt, Southwestern fashion, leather belt, Navajo concho belt, womens belts

$848.30 $998.00

Here we have a traditional sandcast sterling silver concho belt featuring nine conchos, including the buckle, on a supple leather strap. Belts like these were traditionally worn by both men and women, although given the length of this one, it is likely going to be ideal for someone on the petite side. The belt came from the estate of a family that in the 1970s traveled all over New Mexico buying directly from Native Americans and reselling to retailers in Old Town Albuquerque. We do not know for sure that this is Native American, as it is not signed, but we do know that the family kept this piece for themselves over more than 40 years. We believe this to be Navajo.

The leather belt measures just under 44" long from the tip of the buckle to the tip of the leather strap--and the strap extends almost a foot beyond the place where the last concho would sit. The strap is about 1-1/2" in width. Size from first (closest) hole in the leather strap to the hook: 32". Size from last hole (farthest) to hook: about 37". Belt Sizing rule of thumb: Since conchos are generally worn low on the hips versus at the waist, take your hip size and add 4” to it. For example: 32 hips = 36" belt size. This leather strap is clearly ideal for someone on the slimmer side. Conchos can be spaced out somewhat, but I would not recommend the belt for anyone desiring larger than 35" total length from hook to hole, due to the number of conchos. Each of the nine conchos measures about 3" wide by just under 2" tall. The belt has been gently cleaned, not enough to take off the patina entirely. The leather belt is also patina'ed, giving off an almost green hue from age. Overall in great vintage condition.

A classic piece--to last a lifetime.

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