Large Turquoise Belt, 4 lb. Vintage Turquoise, Navajo made turquoise concho belt, Museum quality southwest concho belt, ceremonial jewelry.


1990s Navajo made Turquoise and Sterling Concho Belt.
This is a unique old piece for the serious collectors at 4 lbs.

This belt was commissioned by Kachina Country in the 90's
with massive pieces of Turquoise. This one sold to a shop in Sedona.

It has a huge buckle, 4 Large turquoise slab conchos and 5 smaller turquoise conchos.
1 of the large turquoise has a surface crack.

This is Vintage Turquoise from Hubei in the 80s. The name of the mine can not be named here.
Due to Etsy policy on derogatory names. The color of the turquoise speaks for itself, the mine was flooded many years ago.
It has not been mined in years. It was brought into the Native Southwest jewelry
in the late 70s to early 80s. It is so close to gem grade Bisbee turquoise that I
presented it in photos to a Bisbee expert at Durango Silver and they too, had to
take a closer look to confirm it was not Bisbee.

I then found Roy, who gave me the complete history of this belt up to its
sale to a Boutique in Sedona, Az.
From there it made its way to a private museum in Nashville owned by the Eads family.

Made by Navajo artist Jenny Henio
According to Roy from KachinaCountry his father commissioned
3 massive belts from her in the 90's. She has since passed.
He said she spoke no english and would stamp letters on her work.
We have not found any but the buckle has not been removed from the belt.

The other 2 belts have been sold to collectors, this one just ended up coming home
with me.
It is much too large to be worn around for casual wear.
This is a huge piece of Vintage Navajo Art with the story of the stones
and artist.

This piece ended up in a museum for many years.
It was purchased in auction when the museum began selling contents
for charity. The funds from the auction are used to fund the arts department
in the College it was willed to.

Leather Length: 49"
Leather width: 3"
Buckle: 4.5"x3.5"
4 - Large Turquoise Stones: 5.5"x 3" average
5- Small Turquoise Stones: 2"x2.5" average
Weight: 4 pounds

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