Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bolo tie
  • unknown Diné (Navajo) maker
  • bolo tie, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: Arizona or New Mexico, United States
  • sterling silver, turquoise, leather, braiding, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 47 x 4 cm width on slider
    Object Length/Width: 18 1/2 x 1 9/16 in width on slider
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1468

The black leather braided bolo tie has silver cones on the loose ends. There is a rectangular silver slider with a piece of turquoise in the center surrounded by incised ovals and clusters of short lines at the corners.