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bolo tie with fancy dancer
  • unknown A:shiwi (Zuñi) maker
  • bolo tie with fancy dancer, late 1800s–1963
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • sterling silver, turquoise, stone, shell, leather, inlay, incising, dyeing, braiding
  • Object Length/Width: 46.5 x 7 cm width on slider
    Object Length/Width: 18 1/4 x 2 3/4 in width on slider
  • Gift from the Menninger Foundation
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, Metal Drawer 1
  • 2007.1467

The black braided leather bolo tie has incised silver cones on the loose ends. The slider is decorated with a fancy dancer who has two turquoise shields and the rest of the figure is in various kinds of stone and shell inlaid on sterling silver.