Second Phase Concho Belt
Silver and leather,
Leather: 49.5" long x 3.5"w, buckle: 3.75"h x 4"w, Item No. 18273,
In 1880, the second phase of the Navajo concha belt began when silversmiths learned to solder copper loops on the back of the conchas. This allowed for leather to be strung in the back of the concha, opening up the center of the concha for decoration.