Buckle, 9 conchos, 10'butterflies' 35 long. Victor Moses Begay was an expert silversmith who worked from the 50s to the late 80s. Known for his work in small stones like this one (petitpoint), somewhat unusual for a Navajo smith as Zuni smiths are better known for this sort of stonework. I understand that Victor was a generous teacher of younger smiths and family members, son Larry Moses Begay being a well-recognized smith in his own right, as an example. This one is remarkable - 518 stones, only 2 stones are missing from this beautiful piece.It is signed VMB with excellent silver work, and its very unique. The buckle is 2 3/8" x 2".
Conchos are 1 3/4 x 1 3/8 and the butterflies are 1 328 x 3/4. The conchos are held on the belt with copper strips soldered to the back, where the leather belt slides through. As you can see, the silver pieces are quite close together on this 35 belt. The leather itself is 3/4 wide.
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Continue to browse as more items are added. Thanks for browsing and happy shopping. The item "Vintage Navajo Sterling/Turquoise Concho Belt Famous Victor Moses Begay 35 20pc" is in sale since Friday, May 14, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry".
The seller is "smithbp1" and is located in Milford, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.