Navajo Silver Woman's Concho Belt by Ernest Bilagody - Southwest Native American. Woman's sterling silver and leather concho belt by Ernest Bilagody (Navajo, 1955 - 2014). Signed on the back of the buckle E.
BILAGODY stamped into the silver. Leather Belt Strap: 37 long. 3/4 " width, (the first hole at 27 " and the last hole at 31). Silver Buckle: 2 1/8" x 1 3/4". Silver Conchos: 1 3/4" x 1 1/2".Silver Butterflies are 1 1/2" x 1". Total weight (including leather) : 5.5 oz. The buckle, seven conchos and eight butterflies are decorated with stunning chiseled and stamp-worked designs in the classic Navajo style. The conchos and butterflies are backed with copper straps for attachment to the black leather belt which may or may not be original.
Ernest Bilagody was a well-known Navajo silversmith. He was born in Tuba City, Arizona to the Navajo Red House, Big Water Clan.
His grandparents are from the Around the House Clan. He worked as a silversmith for over 35 years, from the 1960's, until his passing in 2014.His mother started him out with buffing the earrings she made. With this beginning, Ernest started making his own jewelry, and he did not ever look back. CONDITION : In great condition and presently with a leather strap that is lightly worn but still serviceable. This piece will be a quality addition to any collection of Native American or Southwest Jewelry and will display beautifully in any decor: Arts and Crafts, Art Deco, Americana, Sante Fe - Taos Style, Western, Shabby Chic, or Contemporary. This object comes from a smoke-free, pet-free environment. _gsrx_vers_856 GS 7.0.20 (856). This item is in the category "Antiques\Ethnographic\Native American". The seller is "antiques-art" and is located in this country: US.
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