Beverly Etsate Concho Belt With Inlay Kachinas
Zuni artist Beverly Etsate has created this incredibly unique concho belt. The piece is handmade with 11 silver conchos - each is inlaid in a chunky mosaic style with a different kachina figure in addition to a single Zuni man.
On this cool belt, you will find front and side views of the following katsinas: a mudhead or Koyemsi, a Koshari clown, a long hair, a maiden, a cow, an Apache Gan dancer, and a one-horn. The larger buckle depicts a dancing mudhead and crown dancer underneath a lightning bolt striking from a thunder cloud.
Beverly Etsate usually makes smaller pin/pendants. It is rare to have an entire belt. Each concho measures 1 3/4" x 1 3/8" while the buckle measures 2 5/8" x 1 7/8". The piece is signed on the reverse. The black leather belt measures 36 1/2" long including the buckle.