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concho belt
  • United States
  • concho belt, late 1800s–1980
  • Where object was made: United States
  • silver, incising, stamping
  • Object Length/Width: 84 x 4 cm
    Object Length/Width: 33 1/16 x 1 9/16 in
  • Gift of Ann and Britt Brown, Blackbear Bosin Collection
  • Not on display
  • 2007.0450

This is a belt of ten oval conchos joined with a rosette on two rings. There is no fastener. Each concho is decorated with a diamond-like shape of a set of parallel lines, joined by one line. The center of the diamond and each point has a small circle. There is a band of paired leaf designs around the perimeter and the scalloped edge has a design in each scallop.