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Star Concho - Antique Brass

£3.45
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7991-21

Small Antique Brass filagree style star decorative concho ornament - Diameter 19mm (3/4") Add interest to your wristbands, hatbands, straps, bags or belts with these decorative screw post metal designs.

 

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Product code 7991-21

Antique brass finish filgree star decorative concho.  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.