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Cryer Creek CollectionBraided and Woven Bolo Tie
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Vintage Braided and Woven buckskin bolo tie from the Cryer Creek Collection

Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, very good; small pieces of woven covering missing (see photo below); leather supple, not dry or cracked
Size
24" top to bottom; 48" end to end
2" x 2 1/4" slide
Materials
buckskin, beads, unknown woven material
Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown

Vintage Braided and Woven buckskin bolo tie from the Cryer Creek Collection

Slide is 2" x 2 1/4".

Vintage Braided and Woven buckskin bolo tie from the Cryer Creek Collection

Small pieces of woven covering missing.

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Braided and Woven Bolo Tie
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Paula says - "We are not sure what the woven areas of this vintage bolo tie are made of - perhaps quills, perhaps grass of some kind that has been dyed, perhaps some other material . . . we just don't know."

Vintage Braided and Woven buckskin bolo tie from the Cryer Creek Collection

Vintage Braided and Woven buckskin bolo tie from the Cryer Creek Collection

Beautiful braiding and beadwork.

Vintage Braided and Woven buckskin bolo tie from the Cryer Creek Collection

The braided leather widens out flat where is lays on the neck.

 

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The jewelry and artifacts in this collection were gathered by a man born in 1933 and who has been collecting for over 60 years. He has a great love of Native American people, their culture and customs and their art. Living and working most of his life in Texas, he has been particularly drawn to Lakota, Comanche, Apache, Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni pieces. We will be listing items from his collection over the next year, so keep an eye on the Newly Listed Items page.

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What is a Bolo Tie?

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationA bolo tie, also called a “shoestring necklace” or simply a bola, can be thought of as a Western necktie. A bolo tie can range from an inexpensive “string tie” to an elaborate sterling silver and leather affair. Maybe your younger brother had one of those string ties that he wore with his cowboy hat and cap guns ??!!

A bolo has three parts:

  • The cord that goes around the neck is called the lariat. It is traditionally braided from leather, and most commonly black leather. The lariat can also be made from woven cord, thus the term “string tie”.

  • The ends of the lariat are finished off with tips. The tips can be made of sterling silver, copper or other metals. They can be machine made tips or hand made tips.

  • And finally we get to the Pièce de résistance which means the focal point, the best part or feature, the artistic creation for which the other portions exist ! The slide. The slide is a decorative feature that, as its name indicates, slides up and down on the lariat. The slide can be worn up at the neck in the same position as a necktie knot (formal) or down lower for a more casual effect. Slides can vary as widely as the artist’s imagination and can utilize many materials.

 

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