Original circa 1940's-1970's or so Native American Indian made leather beaded belt with leather holster. We are guessing that this American Indian belt with holster may possibly be Sioux or Crow. However, we are not certain of the specific tribe. The glass trade beads are skillfully applied to the leather belt & the beads appear to be sinew sewn.All of the original beads are present & none are missing & none are broken. Some of the beads are arranged in the shape of flowers. Another group of beads spells out the word "Squirt" which was probably the nickname of the person that this belt was, most likely, custom made for. There is some light dust/dirt on some of the beads. A small number of beads may have a tiny bit of wear. We have not attempted to clean the slight dirt off of the beadwork. We have left this belt & holster exactly as we found it. The total length of this belt including buckle is 41 inches. The holster from the top edge where it wraps around the belt to the bottom tip measures 11 1/4 inches long. The maximum closed part of the holster is 10 1/8 long. The widest closet part of the holster is 4 3/8 inches. The weight is 15.2 ounces. When we found this there was a piece of paper with it mentioning numerous types of pistols which would fit in the holster.
However, alas, we have misplaced the slip of paper & do not recall the info specifics that were on the paper. This belt & holster have seen little or no use & this item is in superb condition.
This beautiful condition Native American Indian beaded belt with holster is a recent find fresh out of a Lancaster County, Pa. This item is inventory #11,165.Is an estimate and the actual cost may differ. International Buyers - Please Note.