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Bennie Ration, Navajo
Sterling Silver and Turquoise Kachina Bolo
HK Item #BOL64

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Authentic Native American sterling silver and turquoise kachina bolo tie by Navajo Bennie Ration

Size
2 1/2" x 2"
40" long cord including tips;
2 1/2" long tips
Weight
100 grams
Materials
Sterling Silver, Read about silver
turquoise, Read about stones
Hallmarks
stamped: eagle claw
BENNIE RATION STERLING
Artist
Bennie Ration, Navajo
Condition
New

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Authentic Native American sterling silver and turquoise kachina bolo tie by Navajo Bennie Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver and turquoise kachina bolo tie by Navajo Bennie Ration

About Bennie Ration

One of the greatest contemporary Native American jewelry silversmiths of our time, Bennie Ration has a distinct three dimensional style with geometric patterns figuring prominently in his pieces. Using overlay to highlight and accent his designs, Bennie Ration creates unique pieces using the finest materials. His pieces are recognized all over the world as some of the finest silverwork.

He was born on the Canoncito Navajo reservation in New Mexico into a silversmithing family. His father, John Ration, began teaching Bennie the art of silversmithing in grade school.

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Bennie Ration, Navajo
Sterling Silver and Turquoise Kachina Bolo

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Authentic Native American sterling silver and turquoise kachina bolo tie by Navajo Bennie Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver and turquoise kachina bolo tie by Navajo Bennie Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver and turquoise kachina bolo tie by Navajo Bennie Ration

2 inch long heavy sterling silver tips.

Authentic Native American sterling silver and turquoise kachina bolo tie by Navajo Bennie Ration

Slide loops with heavy braided cord.

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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.

What is a Kachina?

A kachina is one of many supernatural beings who play a role in the religious beliefs and rituals of Pueblo Indian peoples. A kachina is also a masked dancer believed to embody a particular spirit during a religious ceremony. Also, a kachina is a carved doll in the costume of a particular spirit.

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