Buckle Size: 1"
Material: Mokume-gane and Turquoise
Origin: Handmade in New Mexico
Shown With: Alligator Belt
Fits Belt Widths: 1 1/2" tapered to 1"
1 1/4" tapered to 1"
Belts and Buckles are each sold separately.
Wikipedia says this about Mokume-gane: Mokume-gane is a Japanese metalworking procedure which produces a mixed-metal laminate with distinctive layered patterns. Mokume gane translates closely to "wood grain metal" or "wood eye metal", describing the way the metal takes on the appearance of natural wood grain. Mokume-gane has been used to create many artistic objects. Though the technique was first created to decorate swords, the art survives today mostly in the form of jewelry and hollowware. Mokume-gane is a product made by fusing several layers of different coloured precious metals together to form a sandwich of alloys called a billet. The billet is then manipulated in such a way that a pattern resembling wood grain emerges over the surface. Santa Fe artist Stefano handcrafted this silver and copper belt buckle in this style.