Joe Barela Navajo Belt Buckle
This magnificent, vintage belt buckle was handcrafted by Southwestern Navajo artisan, Joe Barela.
The buckle measures 4 1/8" x 3 1/4".
The belt buckle features fine turquoise, organic red coral & actual bear claws!
The buckle contains six (6) polished turquoise cabochons, each hammer set in custom, sterling silver bezels.
It also contains one (1) polished red coral, also custom bezel set in sterling silver.
It is also set with two (2) actual bear claws!
The buckle is embellished with 3-dimensional feather, bead and spiral symbolism. The border of the buckle has deep, notched edges.
The reverse side of the buckle is hand signed and hallmarked, "By Joe Barela Sterling Silver", and has a hinged loop to accommodate up to a 2" wide belt.
The buckle has a gross weight of 125.6 grams (just over 4 troy ounces).