Rare Fred Peshlakai Concho Belt Featured On "Navajo Silversmith Fred Peshlakai" Book Cover

Western Trading Post

$30,000.00
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WTP.CB636
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Offered for your consideration is a rare Fred Peshlakai concho belt featured on "Navajo Silversmith Fred Peshlakai" book cover. This extraordinarily rare concho belt comes from renowned artist, Fred Peshlakai, who is not usually known for concho belts. This belt features eight great conchos, each featuring 21 stones of high grade Morenci turquoise, and a matching buckle with 22 of the same great turquoise cabochons, all displayed on a supple dark leather belt. It was featured in the book "Navajo Silversmith Fred Peshlakai: His Life & Art" by Steven Curtis, (which is included). It also comes with documentation from previous owners with history of the piece, including a receipt stating it sold several years ago for $34,000. Western Trading Post is honored to have this piece in the gallery. Don't miss adding this extraordinary piece, rich with history to your collection!
MAKER: Hallmarked FP (inside an arrow, stamped). Fred Peshlakai (c.1896-1974; Navajo). Mostly active in the mid 1920s through the 1950s. Fred Peshlakai was the first generation descendant of Slender Old Silversmith, one of the earliest known Indian silversmiths. 
APPROX AGE: Late 1930s.
SIZE: This belt measures 32 1/2 inches end to end, and the conchos measure 2 3/4 inches long by 3 1/4 inches wide. The total weight for this item is 356.8 grams.
CONDITION: Good for its age, normal wear expected. Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description and are hereby incorporated into the description, specifically with regards to condition.