Jesse Robbins First Phase Style Concho Belt
A testament to the early Southwest Plateros, the concho belt is an iconic and stunning piece of wearable sculpture. Having done many concho buckles, Jesse felt it was time to create a full belt. This first phase style belt started from seven tufa cast coin silver ingots. Each ingot was hand wrought and annealed over ten times before being ready to line, chase, and stamp each detail into the metal.
As with any concho, the labor begins as the hand filing brings to life the absolute beauty of each concho design. The conchos are strung on vintage horse reins, and the leather concho backings are cut from vintage chaps. The Buckle, simple in design and function, emulates the earliest buckles from horse tack and eventually the ones made by the Navajo at the end of the 20th century.
Size: Concho 4 1/8" by 3 3/8". Buckle 1 3/4" by 1 1/4". The belt is 9/16" wide and 50" in length.