Native American made large vintage pictorial Zuni Inlay Concho
belt by Zuni artists Valentino & Matilda Banteah. This show stopping vintage
concho or concha belt features nine Turquoise, Coral, Mother of Pearl and Jet
inlay and Petite point designed conchos and a matching belt buckle.
Each concho is handmade and features 34 petite point style teardrop
shaped, blue, American Turquoise cabochons. The center of each concho
features an inlay of a blue bird sitting on a rose bush branch. The
inlays are made of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Ox Blood Red
Mediterranean Coral, Mother of Pearl and Jet. These conchos are set on
a wide Black leather belt. This is a great belt and is an
authentic Native American made sterling silver concho belt. The belt
is vintage 1970s.
The total length of this belt is: 43.5 inches. The diameter of each concho is: 3.34 inches. The concho belt buckle is 4 inches wide X 3.47 inches high. Each stone is approx. 7.68 mm.
PLEASE NOTE: THE VMB mark of Valentino & Matilda Banteah is often confused with the VMB mark of Victor Moses Begay. However, Victor Begay never did inlay work like this item. Of importance, a Banteah work like this is worth more than a Begay made concha belt.