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Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver
Indian Chief Bolo Tie
HK Item #BOL14

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Zuni inlay Indian Chief bolo tie

Zuni inlay Indian Chief bolo tie

The slide is 1 5/8" tall x 1 5/8" wide at the widest point.

Size
32" cord, not including tips;
1 3/4" long tips ;
1 5/8" tall x 1 5/8" wide slide
Materials
Turquoise, mother of pearl, red spiny oyster, jet
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Sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmark
Signed:  G. QUAM ZUNI
Artist
Gerlinda Quam, Zuni
[After 1975 Gerlinda Quam went from signing her work to using a stamp hallmark, so this piece is pre-1975]
Origin
Vintage from 1970s to 1990s, but never used.
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Gerlinda Quam, Zuni
Vintage Zuni Sterling Silver
Inlay Indian Chief Bolo Tie

#BOL14 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

$195 plus s/h

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Paula says - "To hold this Indian Chief bolo is to step back in time. It was made before 1975 but never used - it is brand new vintage!

"Excellent workmanship with sterling silver and handcut pieces of turquoise, mother of pearl, red spiny oyster and jet."

Zuni inlay Indian Chief bolo tie
Braided leather cord is 32" long not including tips.
Sterling Silver tips are 1 3/4" long.

Bennett-style clasp.

White Buffalo Navajo Pawn Collection White Buffalo Collection

We recently purchased a large collection of vintage but unused Native American artifacts including jewelry, rugs and pottery. It was part of the estate of a Navajo woman who was a missionary that worked with Native Americans in Four Corners - the area of the American southwest where four states meet- New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. As a single parent, she raised 5 daughters and a son while also providing food, shelter, and clothing to less fortunate people that needed assistance. Often she was thanked for her help by gifts of Native American items.

Most of the items in this collection are from the 1970s to the 1990s. We offer these items to you with great respect and with the information we received from the family plus our research.

We named the collection after one of the pieces in the group, a hand carved Navajo fetish necklace honoring the Sacred White Buffalo.


BUFFALO MEDICINE - The appearance of White Buffalo is a sign that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe and Spirit are being honored. White Buffalo signals a time of abundance, prosperity and thankfulness. Buffalo was the major source of sustenance for indigenous cultures of the plains, giving meat for food, hides for shelter and clothing, and Spirit Medicine. The Medicine of Buffalo is prayer, gratitude and praise for that which has been received. Buffalo Medicine is also knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred, and when gratitude is expressed to every living part of creation, recognizing the sacredness of every walk of life.

 

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.
NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.

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