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Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver
Stone Inlay Bolo Tie
HK Item #BOL32

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Navajo  Turquoise bolo tie,bolo,bola,string tie,shoestring necklace,cowboy tie

Size
32" lariat, not including tips;
2" long tips;
1 3/4" tall x 1 1/2" wide slide
Materials
Lapis, Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, Jet, Purple Spiny Oyster, Orange Spiny Oyster,, lapis lazuli, Read about stones;
Sterling Silver, Read about silver;
Black leather;
Bennett-style clasp
Weight
40 grams
Hallmark
B. Yazzie Sterling
Artist
B. Yazzie, Navajo
Origin
Private Collection

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Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver
Stone Inlay Bolo Tie
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Navajo  Turquoise bolo tie,bolo,bola,string tie,shoestring necklace,cowboy tie

The slide is 1 3/4" tall x 1 1/2" wide.

Navajo  Turquoise bolo tie,bolo,bola,string tie,shoestring necklace,cowboy tie

Braided leather lariat (neck cord) is 32" long not including tips. Bennett-style clasp.

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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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