Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bolo tie with road runner
  • unknown Zuñi maker
  • bolo tie with road runner, late 1800s–1981
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • silver, turqoise, jet, mother of pearl, coral, stone, leather, braiding, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 52.5 x 7 cm
    Object Length/Width: 20 5/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of Forrest E. Jones
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1473

The black, braided leather bolo tie has incised silver cones on the loose ends. The slider is a road runner inlaid with a variety of stone and shell. His head is coral and jet. His breast is mother of pearl, his body is brown stone and his wings are jet. His tail feathers are jet and shell, and there is a wedge of shell, turquoise, and coral under his body.