Southern Plains Concho Belt
Plains woman's belt, circa 1880. From the Mary Ann Claymore estate, a Standing Rock Sioux family, famous for their pictorial beadwork. The belt's origins were probably on the southern plains - it looks like it was of Southern Cheyenne origin. It could have been traded or raided - many items were cross-distributed in this manner. The nickel conchos have wonderful verdigris patina, and are unadorned. The tip may have been a trade item - it has a small band with a pattern embossed on it. The belt is 43 1/2" from buckle to billet, with 2" leather tapering to 1" at billet. 2" discs around belt. 36" drop with one 2" disc at the top of drop, followed by nineteen 1 1/2" discs, and ending in a 4" tip.
Medium: Leather, Nickel Silver (German Silver)
Size: 2" Wide;43" Circuference; 36" High
Location/Origin: Colorado, Northern Plains, Oklahoma, Sioux, South Dakota, Southern Cheyenne, Southern Plains, Wyoming
Our Product ID: ANON307