Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bolo tie with sun
  • Zuñi peoples
  • bolo tie with sun, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • silver, turqoise, jet, shell, leather, braiding, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 50 x 3.5 cm
    Object Length/Width: 19 5/8 x 1 3/8 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1472

The black braided bolo tie has incised silver cones on the loose ends. The slider is a circle, with scalloped edges, depicting the sun. Most of the face is white shell, with a small amount of turquoise, and the scallops are jet.