Zuni Concho Belt, Circa 1960s, Nevada Turquoise, Attributed Mary, Lee Weebothee

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Zuni Concho Belt, Circa 1960s, Nevada Turquoise, Attributed Mary, Lee Weebothee
Zuni Concho Belt, Circa 1960s, Nevada Turquoise, Attributed Mary, Lee Weebothee
Zuni Concho Belt, Circa 1960s, Nevada Turquoise, Attributed Mary, Lee Weebothee
Zuni Concho Belt, Circa 1960s, Nevada Turquoise, Attributed Mary, Lee Weebothee
AgeCirca 1960's
Age GroupAdult
ArtistZuni
Belt Leather Widget1.5
Concho Height4
Concho Width4.25
Gemtype Stone Shapeirregular-shape
GenderUnisex
General Height4
General Length30
Number of Stones1
Setting Typebezel
Main StoneNevada Turquoise
MetalSterling Silver
SignedSigned
TribeZuni
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Zuni artists Mary & Lee Weebothee could have been the most innovative and creative artists of their time. This husband and wife team made many fascinating pieces of traditional cluster art and contemporary inlay. You will not find their hallmark on this belt, but the style of silver work and precise cut stones reveal their work. They have filled the large nine piece belt with four different sized cuts of rock. The stones are pieces of classic American rock, Lone Mountain Turquoise. Many Zuni artists wanted this stone because they could get an almost pure blue color with no matrix. You don?t see many pieces by Mary & Lee come available, so if you have been wanting to add them to your First American made treasures don?t let this wonderfully made museum quality belt escape you.