Thank you for your blog. I live in Malibu which is a treasure chest for native american pieces.
Every year I seem to collect something special from Estate Sales and this week I picked up a
I do not know any of the history of where it originated from and it could be a replica or a craft piece.
But I want to know if you can give some insight.
It is a Women’s Concho Belt and there are I think Cream Jasper Oval Stones and peyote beads, and MOP shell beads.
I don’t think the backing is leather. Thanks, Cynthia
I’d think your interesting belt is a craft belt, probably not Native American made, but pretty and unique nonetheless.
The beads are seed beads. They are not sewn in a peyote stitch – you can read about the peyote stitch here.
Here is an example of the peyote stitch on a pipe tamper made by Lakota artist Alan Monroe.