Language & Culture Assistant Juliya Valdez, marks measurements for her metal spots and conchos during the Cultural Preservation Spot Belt Workshop on Friday, Feb. 24 and Saturday, Feb. 25. The workshop took place at the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum, during the workshop all materials were provided to attendees to create their own unique handmade spot belt. Participants learned how to measure, tan, and pierce leather to create a belt most used in traditional dress.
Cultural Preservation Director, Crystal Rizzo smiles while piecing together her belt during the Spot Belt Workshop on Friday, Feb. 24.
Southern Ute tribal member Agatha Bison strings leather ties to each metal concho on her handmade spot belt while attending the Cultural Preservation Department’s Spot Belt Workshop, Friday, Feb. 24 in the Large Classroom at the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum.