Existing silver fastener edge to fastener edge is 38 1/2. But Total belt length 42 1/2 so you could add 2-3 plaques to make it longer. Smaller is easy, just remove 1-2.
And keep them in case of repair. This is a "perfect" and unusual. 830S Norwegian silver plaque belt with gold wash plaques. In times past these were referred to as "konebelt" = "wife belt" = married woman, but as the economy has expanded in Norway they are also given as confirmation presents when she fills 15. Others simply like the look and the glitter.
Its a status symbol any way you look at it! The wool belt backing is expensive in itself, then add a large number of silver gold washed plaques, 29 in this case, 2 silver gold washed fasteners and the mounting of it all- that is the reason for the price.This belt is fastened to traditional classic backing of red and green from Western Norway, Voss, Hardanger and others. The large fasteners are also. I try my best to give you complete approximate measurements & plenty of photos to provide the best possible description. Please check measurements given and feel free to ask questions. The item "NEW LONG 39-40 Hardanger Norwegian 830S Solje Silver Belt Norway Vossasylv" is in sale since Wednesday, December 16, 2020. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Vintage Ethnic/Regional/Tribal\Scandinavian". The seller is "boabassen" and is located in West Plains, Missouri. This item can be shipped to United States.