Hastiin (man) wearing a concho belt riding a Gon (horse). Benjamin Becenti is quite famous for his "Story Teller" Conho Belts that depict traditional Navajo life.
This one comes to us in Very Good condition. Becenti started making jewelry professionally in the 1970's and lived near Crownpoint New Mexico, where he was born in 1950.He is a son of Robert Becenti Sr. His relatives were involved in negotiating the treaty that allowed the Navajo to return to their lands after, "The great walk". I've had the pleasure to trade many of these wonderful "Storytellers" over the years and share the joy of the new owners as they and their friends examine the scenes depicted. Please, take a good look at the pictures and magnified photographs to see if it is the one for you. If so, I'd love to trade with you today!
I will pack this carefully for you so that the conchos do not rub up against each other in transit and it will get to you in the same condition that you see in the pictures. I thank You and look forward to sharing a good experience!
Reference Books - This artist is referenced if there is a page # shown below. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY I" - Gregory Schaaf - page. "AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY II: A-L" - Gregory Schaaf- page 69.
"HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright - page 25. "THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - page 44.
"ZUNI JEWELRY" - Theda and Michael Bassman ZUNI THE ART AND THE. PEOPLE VOLUMES 1-3 - Barbara & Ed Bell- Volume. "INDIAN SILVERWORK OF THE SOUTHWEST, ILLUSTRATED - VOLUME 1" - pages. Inventory Reference Only Buckle BB. The item "Large CONCHO BELT BUCKLE signed Benjamin Becenti NAVAJO Man on Horseback" is in sale since Sunday, September 2, 2018.
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry"." and is located in Tucson, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Luxembourg, Uruguay, Russian federation, South africa.