Vtg Rare Authentic Native American Indian Navajo Man's Hat Sterling Silver Band
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Vtg Rare Authentic Native American Indian Navajo Man's Hat Sterling Silver Band:
brittwhitt Store I just got back to my beautiful Northern New Mexico last week and I hit the ground running. Following leads to purchase beautiful vintage antique Native American and Western Americana Items that I love so much. This came from a private sale in Chacon, NM. The owner was selling off her collection which she purchased in the 60's and most of it was old pawn at that time. Enjoy shopping....one more thing....just out my back door, I can see the raging smoke from the fires here in Northern New Mexico. Please send your thoughts or prayers for much needed RAIN HERE IN THE SOUTHWEST. THANK YOU.This is perhaps one of the most amazing items I've had in quite some time. I purchased it in an entire lot from the lady I spoke of in the paragraph above. I suppose I could sell separately and would do that if the need is there but I would like to present it to you as it came to me. This is an authentic original Navajo Men's hat from the 1950's to early 60's. It originally was purchased at Zimmerman's in Gallup, NM. I do not know if the sterling silver band was purchased with the hat but it is about the same age. It is EXTREMELY RARE as well. These just don't come along often at all.This vintage Navajo silver hat band has hand stamped decoration the entire length of the band. The closure is a concho bow with 3 sleeping beauty turquoise stones.
The entire length of the band is 27 1/4" open, with the shortest length of 23 1/2" when the band is closed to the 4th closure hole. It has a total of 4 closure holes to adjust the length of the band.
The concho is 2" long..weight of the sterling hat band alone is 40 grams.The Man's hat was once owned by a Navajo man named Natanie. (That is the name printed inside the sweat band below Zimmermans) The measurements 15.75" x 14.75". It has a 4" brim. It has a 6.25" rise from the brim to the top of the round.. I do not know the size but it measures 22 3/8" around the leather sweat band. The brand of the hat is Thoroughbred and is made of imported coney fur. It reads that it is "hard finished. A Hat with Pedigree. A hat with a guarantee." The inner sweatband is dry and somewhat brittle but still has lots of life in it.Thank you so much for shopping with me. Please feel free to write with any questions and best of luck in offerding and of course...WINNING!!!I sell USED and UNIQUE items. Expect minor evidence of use or imperfections, dings etc. from age. I take many photos of our items to help with the description as every detail may not be caught. Please use the photos to help judge content and condition. If you are unsure in any way please ask.