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Antique Bolo Tie from 1940
 
Vintage or Antique bolo ties are highly collectible and they make the perfect gift. There is something elegant about bolo ties especially ones with age and character. Vintage accessories are truly in a class by themselves. And while bolos (or bolas, as they are sometimes called) are traditionally thought of as cowboy attire, it was Native American jewelers and silversmiths in particular who brought sophistication to this wearable art form whose acknowledged antecedent was a metal scarf slide worn by both Native American and Anglo men in the late 1890s and early 1900s.
 
Bolo ties have been around in the West for decades, although perhaps not in a prolific, public way. “They’re out there and even if nobody talked a lot about them, people wore them, often as evening dress-up attire,” Sandfield says. “People may not remember what the tie is called, but there frequently is a bolo buried in their closet. I tell them—take it out, dust it off, and wear it with pride.”
 
Bolo ties, representing the casual nature and somewhat rugged milieu of the West, emerged as a form of men’s neckwear in the 1940s. They directly countered business suits as well as the formality suits represented, and instead marked a different style and a different way of life. In particular, American Indian jewelers and silversmiths brought individuality and creativity to this art form, offering a broad range of unique and artistic options.
 
Western wear, including the bolo tie, was popularized through 1950s television shows and movies. Some TV and movie personalities who brought scarf slides and bolo ties into the everyday vernacular include the Cisco Kid, Hopalong Cassidy and Roy Rogers. Bolo ties have been created by American Indian jewelers since the late 1940s and they continue to create them today.
 
Nevertheless, bolo ties were haute couture in Western movies and mid-century TV shows, and through the decades have become a major expression of Native American artists including Charles Loloma, Hopi, and Norbert Peshlakai, Navajo. Bolo ties remain popular, and are even re-invented in unique mediums such as glass and ceramics. Be sure to attend the opening reception on June 28th bedecked in your favorite bolos – the more, the merrier!
 
 

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Antique Bolo Ties for sale

VINTAGE SIGNED FP SOUTHWEST STYLE MEXICAN TURQUOISE STAMPED SILVER BOLO TIE

VINTAGE SIGNED FP SOUTHWEST STYLE MEXICAN TURQUOISE STAMPED SILVER BOLO TIE
   $225.00
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER & TURQUOISE BOLO TIE WITH BEAR CLAWS

VINTAGE STERLING SILVER & TURQUOISE BOLO TIE WITH BEAR CLAWS
   $675.00
VINTAGE  SILVER/TURQUOISE BOLO TIE

VINTAGE SILVER/TURQUOISE BOLO TIE
   $250.00
VTG Sterling Silver Signed Louis & Felicita Chavez Peyote Bird Inlay Bolo Tie

VTG Sterling Silver Signed Louis & Felicita Chavez Peyote Bird Inlay Bolo Tie
   $249.99
Vintage Sterling Silver Hopi Bolo Tie. Koshari Clown

Vintage Sterling Silver Hopi Bolo Tie. Koshari Clown
   $395.00
Vintage Pawn Zuni John Lucio Turquoise Inlay Eagle Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Vintage Pawn Zuni John Lucio Turquoise Inlay Eagle Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
   $507.50
COMPLETELY HAND CARVED EAGLE VINTAGE NAVAJO STERLING SILVER BOLO TIE

COMPLETELY HAND CARVED EAGLE VINTAGE NAVAJO STERLING SILVER BOLO TIE
   $449.99
Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver KACHINA & TURQUOISE BOLO Tie, Leather Cord

Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver KACHINA & TURQUOISE BOLO Tie, Leather Cord
   $291.00
VINTAGE NAVAJO INDIAN SILVER BOLO TIE - TURQUOISE NUGGET CORAL - JOHN NELSON

VINTAGE NAVAJO INDIAN SILVER BOLO TIE - TURQUOISE NUGGET CORAL - JOHN NELSON
   $225.00
Signed Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & TURQUOISE Kachina BOLO Tie, Leather Cord

Signed Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & TURQUOISE Kachina BOLO Tie, Leather Cord
   $651.09
Vintage Large  Sterling & Turquoise Bolo Tie

Vintage Large Sterling & Turquoise Bolo Tie
   $275.00
Vintage ZUNI Sterling Silver SUN FACE Inlay BOLO Tie, Leather Cord Sterling Tips

Vintage ZUNI Sterling Silver SUN FACE Inlay BOLO Tie, Leather Cord Sterling Tips
   $361.50
NATIVE AMERICAN Signed STERLING Stamped Domed TURQUOISE CAB Vintage BOLO TIE

NATIVE AMERICAN Signed STERLING Stamped Domed TURQUOISE CAB Vintage BOLO TIE
   $204.60
MUSEUM VINTAGE NAVAJO TURQUOISE KACHINA SILVER BOLO TIE OLD

MUSEUM VINTAGE NAVAJO TURQUOISE KACHINA SILVER BOLO TIE OLD
   $389.99
VINTAGE LARGE STERLING SILVER COBRA SNAKE BOLO TIE NO CORD OR TIPS

VINTAGE LARGE STERLING SILVER COBRA SNAKE BOLO TIE NO CORD OR TIPS
   $295.00
Vintage Mexican Sterling Southwest Leather Bolo Tie Stamped Carved Onyx Mask

Vintage Mexican Sterling Southwest Leather Bolo Tie Stamped Carved Onyx Mask
   $225.00
Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & KINGMAN TURQUOISE BOLO Tie, Hand Stamped Tips

Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & KINGMAN TURQUOISE BOLO Tie, Hand Stamped Tips
   $365.05
Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & Blue Kingman TURQUOISE Cluster BOLO Tie

Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & Blue Kingman TURQUOISE Cluster BOLO Tie
   $217.93
Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & TURQUOISE BOLO Tie, Leather Cord Sterling Tips

Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & TURQUOISE BOLO Tie, Leather Cord Sterling Tips
   $305.53
Vintage Sterling Silver Bolo Tie. Large Turquoise Stone. Roysten ?

Vintage Sterling Silver Bolo Tie. Large Turquoise Stone. Roysten ?
   $345.00
Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & Old Mediterranean BRANCH CORAL Cluster BOLO Tie

Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & Old Mediterranean BRANCH CORAL Cluster BOLO Tie
   $534.99
NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Cutout Overlay HANDMADE Vintage HOPI DESIGN BOLO TIE

NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Cutout Overlay HANDMADE Vintage HOPI DESIGN BOLO TIE
   $249.60
Vintage Beaded Bolo Neck Tie Southwest Style Scrimshaw Indian-Likeness Eagle

Vintage Beaded Bolo Neck Tie Southwest Style Scrimshaw Indian-Likeness Eagle
   $239.95
VERY UNIQUE VINTAGE NAVAJO 'MULTI TIER' TURQUOISE SILVER BOLO TIE OLD

VERY UNIQUE VINTAGE NAVAJO 'MULTI TIER' TURQUOISE SILVER BOLO TIE OLD
   $467.99
Phenomenal GIANT Sterling Silver Turquoise & Coral Cluster Vintage Bolo Tie

Phenomenal GIANT Sterling Silver Turquoise & Coral Cluster Vintage Bolo Tie
   $349.99
VINTAGE MCM STERLING SIGNED BOLO LARIAT TIE INLAID TURQUOISE NATIVE AMERICAN

VINTAGE MCM STERLING SIGNED BOLO LARIAT TIE INLAID TURQUOISE NATIVE AMERICAN
   $229.00
Vintage Signed Bolo Tie Rs 925 sterling large  Turquoise  Silver Tips Stunning!

Vintage Signed Bolo Tie Rs 925 sterling large Turquoise Silver Tips Stunning!
   $240.00
 
 

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