Dexter and Eva Cellicion, Zuni
Vintage Inlay Sunface Kachina
#BOL63 - $225
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
inch long tips.
Cryer Creek Collection
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.
is a Bolo Tie?
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
A bolo has three parts:
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.
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.
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 artists
imagination and can utilize many materials.
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.
of Native American
Indian Jewelry and Artifacts
are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate
about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry and artifacts. That's why
we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing
and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.
people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local
pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the
metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people
have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.
value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay
retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes
for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph
and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for
years until the right buyer comes along.
hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet
another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to
air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.|
years or older.|
Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
item that has been used.|
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