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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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VINTAGE NAVAJO INDIAN SILVER BOLO TIE - TURQUOISE NUGGET CORAL - JOHN NELSON

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   $225.00
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   $287.82
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   $264.42
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   $720.00
NAVAJO L PLATERO STERLING Stamped TURQUOISE n CORAL Vintage BOLO TIE Estate

NAVAJO L PLATERO STERLING Stamped TURQUOISE n CORAL Vintage BOLO TIE Estate
   $267.60
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NATIVE AMERICAN SIGNED STERLING Stamped TURQUOISE n CORAL Vintage BOLO TIE
   $207.20
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   $367.20
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DORIS SMALLCANYON NAVAJO STERLING 6 TURQUOISE HANDMADE KACHINA BOLO TIE Estate
   $432.00
NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Cutout Overlay HANDMADE Vintage HOPI DESIGN BOLO TIE

NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Cutout Overlay HANDMADE Vintage HOPI DESIGN BOLO TIE
   $249.60
NATIVE AMERICAN Signed STERLING Stamped Domed TURQUOISE CAB Vintage BOLO TIE

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   $204.60
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NATIVE AMERICAN Signed STERLING Stamped TURQUOISE Black Claws Vintage BOLO TIE
   $454.40
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NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Silver Stamped TURQUOISE Cab Vintage BOLO TIE Estate
   $316.80
ARTISAN STERLING NATURAL BRANCH CORAL Vintage LIONS LARGE BOLO TIE

ARTISAN STERLING NATURAL BRANCH CORAL Vintage LIONS LARGE BOLO TIE
   $412.00
NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Silver Turquoise Cab Mans Vintage BOLO TIE

NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Silver Turquoise Cab Mans Vintage BOLO TIE
   $223.20
Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & Old Mediterranean BRANCH CORAL Cluster BOLO Tie

Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & Old Mediterranean BRANCH CORAL Cluster BOLO Tie
   $566.46
Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & KINGMAN TURQUOISE BOLO Tie, Hand Stamped Tips

Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & KINGMAN TURQUOISE BOLO Tie, Hand Stamped Tips
   $386.52
Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & Blue Kingman TURQUOISE Cluster BOLO Tie

Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & Blue Kingman TURQUOISE Cluster BOLO Tie
   $230.75
Signed Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & TURQUOISE Kachina BOLO Tie, Leather Cord

Signed Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver & TURQUOISE Kachina BOLO Tie, Leather Cord
   $689.39
Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver KACHINA & TURQUOISE BOLO Tie, Leather Cord

Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver KACHINA & TURQUOISE BOLO Tie, Leather Cord
   $308.11
Vintage 1940s ZUNI Sterling Silver RAINBOW MAN Inlay BOLO TIE, Turquoise Inlay

Vintage 1940s ZUNI Sterling Silver RAINBOW MAN Inlay BOLO TIE, Turquoise Inlay
   $323.25
Vintage JOE ZUNI ZUNIE Turquoise GRIZZLY BEAR Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Vintage JOE ZUNI ZUNIE Turquoise GRIZZLY BEAR Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
   $845.00
Vtg OLD PAWN Sterling Silver ZUNI Inlay MOP Shell ONYX RACCOON Racoon BOLO Tie

Vtg OLD PAWN Sterling Silver ZUNI Inlay MOP Shell ONYX RACCOON Racoon BOLO Tie
   $545.00
Vtg Pawn Zuni John Lucio Turquoise Eagle Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Enhanced Tips

Vtg Pawn Zuni John Lucio Turquoise Eagle Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Enhanced Tips
   $725.00
Vtg ZUNI Viola Calavaza Turquoise Snake Petit Point Red Coral Silver Bolo Tie

Vtg ZUNI Viola Calavaza Turquoise Snake Petit Point Red Coral Silver Bolo Tie
   $445.00
Vtg CA'WIN Jimmy Calabaza Turquoise Sterling Silver Spur Horse Bit Shoe Bolo Tie

Vtg CA'WIN Jimmy Calabaza Turquoise Sterling Silver Spur Horse Bit Shoe Bolo Tie
   $950.00
Vintage Sterling Silver Raised Inlay Turquoise THUNDERBIRD Bolo Tie signed EB

Vintage Sterling Silver Raised Inlay Turquoise THUNDERBIRD Bolo Tie signed EB
   $295.00
Vintage Pawn Zuni JOHN LUCIO Turquoise Indian Headdress Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Vintage Pawn Zuni JOHN LUCIO Turquoise Indian Headdress Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
   $595.00
 
 

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