A Navajo-style metal link belt
A Navajo-style metal link belt, with rectangular stamped buckle, designed with alternate oval and circular links, the buckle engraved with a feather design, 81.0cm long, together with two Mexican brooches and a Navajo brooch, one brooch designed as a butterfly, with a turquoise-set roundel on each wing, 8.0cm wide, the other with openwork figure, 5.3cm dia, and a Navajo brooch, with stamped floral design, the reverse stamped KB, possibly for Kenneth Begay, 5.5cm dia (4)
Butterfly brooch stamped Silver Mexico
Mexican brooch with figure- two stamps on the reverse: Plateria/Salis/ Lev.925 and Cuernavaca. Mor/Hecho en Mexic.
Floral pattern brooch stamped KB: See Margery Bedinger's Indian Silver, Navajo and Pueblo Jewelers, pg.188, where the author mentions Kenneth Begay as a teacher at the Navajo Community College, entering his work into exhibitions in Arizona and New mexico, c. 1968