Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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bolo tie
  • Bernard Homer
  • bolo tie, late 1800s–1964
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • sterling silver, turquoise, leather, dyeing, braiding, incising
  • Object Length/Width: 62.5 x 11.5 cm width on slider
    Object Length/Width: 24 9/16 x 4 1/2 in width on slider
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • Not on display
  • 2007.1466

The black leather bolo tie has silver cones at the loose ends. Turquoise is inlaid on silver for the dangles and slider, all in the same design of a human and bird composite figure.