Wildlife Antique Silver Concho
Wildlife themed hand polished antique silver plate engraved style conchos for adding decorative detail to belts, bags, straps and more. They are very easy to fix with a screwback. Diameter 29mm (1 1/8")
Wildlife themed hand polished antique silver plate engraved style conchos for adding a decorative metal ornament to your leatherwork projects.
These conchos attach with a screwback - Tip: add a little glue to the thread for additional security.
The word concho comes from the Spanish "concha" which actually means "conch" or "seashell" but has come to mean round or oval disks (occasionally rectangles) of silver used to decorate saddles, bridles, clothing, used as jewelry such as for pendants and bolo ties and for adding to belts. The Navajo learned the art of metal working from the Mexicans, and it is believed that the first Concho belt was an adaptation of horse bridle buckles found there. As trade increased with Europeans in the Plains Territory, the Navajo began to make Conchos out of silver coins they had with them.