Tracks Concho Belt
Sterling Silver Tracks Concho Belt – 16 conchos on soft, high quality leather belt
Artist: Frances Jones
Tribe: Dine’ (Navajo)
Size: Length is adjustable – no holes in belt leather. Belt 35″ from buckle to last concho, 51″ from end to end.
Buckle 6.5cm x 3cm; each concho 4cm x 2.75cm
*No discounts on this consigned item
An award-winning Navajo artist, now around 70 years old, she has been silversmithing since she was 14 years old. She learned from her father, who is a fourth-generation silversmith. Her family was among the first to use sand casting, and Frances combines this technique with her favorite “track” styles for which she is known today. When not making jewelry, Francis is raising her grandchildren, and still tends her sheep daily.
Very confusingly, her name is spelled both “Frances” and “Francis” in various books and websites. Her signature stamp, is “FJ”. Frances is included in a book by the well-known author and expert in Native jewelry, Mark Bahti, about unsung but highly regarded artists. Her style has evolved to contemporary elegance.
Size: 3.5cm x 2.5cm
1 in stock