Extra Large and in Exceptional Condition. Navajo Sterling Silver Concho Belt. 7 Conchos + 1 Belt Buckle. 3.5" X 2.9". 3.25" X 2.7".New Custom Leather Belt is 41 and has not yet had holes punched into it. It is ready for you and your needs. It will accommodate a waist of about 39 or less by just adding a hole. 407 grams = 13.9 Troy ounces Total Weight. Old UITA Sterling Silver Concho Belt. Much has been written and recorded about the United Indian Traders Association organization that was established on September 13,1931.
Unfortunately, a fire destroyed all of the then existing records of this "Guild" that was headquartered in Gallup and so a lot of the historical record have been lost. The goal of the UITA was to have a small number of reputable dealers band together for the purpose of promoting the quality and authenticity of Native American arts and crafts. The most famous trader C. Wallace was a director and various high level US Government officials were also participants in its formation.Harold Ickes later became the Secretary of the Interior. Most experts agree that "UITA 21" was one of the more (or most) famous of the participating locations and was located at Santa Fe Square in Gallup, New Mexico and run by Julius Gans for a number of years. It is believed that a large number of very famous and influential smiths worked there. Mark Chee, Joe Quintana, Ambrose and Sam Roanhorse, and Frank Patania are said to have some affiliation. There are a number of ongoing efforts to research the history and document what can be learned about the history of the UITA.
Over the decades it evolved into more of an honorary social club for its former active members. In any event, UITA 21 pieces are quite special and have been for many decades. This charming Extra Large Concho Belt is in a rare and remarkable like-new condition! I'm sure that it was stored for several generations and I just had my jeweler professionally polish and buff it to a high gloss finish.
As a bit of a bonus, it sport a New custom Black Leather Belt Strap. This has an elegant classic Scalloped and Stamped theme and it was made close to a century ago. It is real pleasure to offer this exceptional and historical Concho Belt! It is of heirloom quality, so if you like it...
Here is your opportunity to own and enjoy this classic Concho Belt in rare pristine condition. 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! The New Black Leather Belt is. It was custom made by Toyo at Dark Star Leather here in Tucson. Having a custom belt made for a Concho set like this is a bit of an expense and a chore.
All you need to do to make fit, feel, and look perfect on you is to take it to your local leather or shoe repair shop and have them punch the adjustment holes in it... 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.
"HALLMARKS OF THE SOUTHWEST"- Barton Wright - page 242. "THE LITTLE BOOK OF SOUTHWESTERN SILVER" - Billie Hougart - pages 23-25. "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.
The item "UITA 21 United Indian Trading c. 1930+ Navajo CONCHO BELT buckle Sterling Silver" is in sale since Thursday, September 13, 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, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Bahamas, Uruguay, Switzerland, Guadeloupe, Luxembourg.