Very collectible, this vintage belt was handcrafted for Julius Gan’s shop. Comprised of eight beautifully proportioned oval conchos, set with evenly hued turquoise stones, this belt finishes with a complimentary square buckle - all in the traditional old style technique.
This vintage concho belt is a nice weight and is ideal for pairing back with your jeans and broom skirts. A 33” black leather strap is supple and broke-in with just the right amount of wear.
The United Indian Traders Association (UITA) was established on September 13, 1931 for the expressed purpose of authentication of Indian crafts. In 1946 the UITA put in place its own system for marking silver. This concho belt bears such a mark.
UITA21 is assigned to Southwest Arts & Crafts, Santa Fe, NM13 (owned by Julius Gans)
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