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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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NAVAJO ROBERT CHEE STERLING TURQUOISE CORAL HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE

NAVAJO ROBERT CHEE STERLING TURQUOISE CORAL HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE
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Vintage Navajo Indian Bolo Tie - 3.5

Vintage Navajo Indian Bolo Tie - 3.5" Tall Silver Inlay Kachina
   $225.00
Gorgeous vintage stelring silver turquoise Navajo bolo tie necklace by Eva Sando

Gorgeous vintage stelring silver turquoise Navajo bolo tie necklace by Eva Sando
   $225.00
Vintage Southwestern Cow Skull Large Sterling Silver Leather Bolo Tie Necklace

Vintage Southwestern Cow Skull Large Sterling Silver Leather Bolo Tie Necklace
   $220.00
Vintage Southwestern Native American Indian Turquoise Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Vintage Southwestern Native American Indian Turquoise Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
   $215.00
Vintage Zuni Handsome Handmade Bolo, Clasp Says ‘Bennett Patent Pending C31’

Vintage Zuni Handsome Handmade Bolo, Clasp Says ‘Bennett Patent Pending C31’
   $270.00
Native American ZUNI Bolo Tie - Multi-Stone Inlay Bird

Native American ZUNI Bolo Tie - Multi-Stone Inlay Bird
   $228.00
NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING TURQUOISE CORAL HANDMADE Vintage BEAR PAW BOLO TIE

NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING TURQUOISE CORAL HANDMADE Vintage BEAR PAW BOLO TIE
   $369.00
Vintage Signed Sterling  Zuni -Navajo Type Inlay Hummingbird Design Bolo Tie

Vintage Signed Sterling Zuni -Navajo Type Inlay Hummingbird Design Bolo Tie
   $219.99
Vintage Southwestern Turquoise Eagle Bolo Tie

Vintage Southwestern Turquoise Eagle Bolo Tie
   $225.00
ZUNI STERLING MULTI STONE Vintage TURTLE BOLO TIE Estate

ZUNI STERLING MULTI STONE Vintage TURTLE BOLO TIE Estate
   $345.00
Vintage Native American Indian Variscite Sterling Silver Bolo Tie C-31

Vintage Native American Indian Variscite Sterling Silver Bolo Tie C-31
   $225.00
Native American Zuni Multi-Stone Raised Inlay Sterling Silver Mudhead Bolo Tie

Native American Zuni Multi-Stone Raised Inlay Sterling Silver Mudhead Bolo Tie
   $225.00
Vintage Unique Spencer Navajo Turquoise Cluster Sterling Silver Leather Bolo Tie

Vintage Unique Spencer Navajo Turquoise Cluster Sterling Silver Leather Bolo Tie
   $550.00
VINTAGE SILVERTONE TURQUOISE & CORAL NAVAJO KACHINA STYLE BOLO TIE

VINTAGE SILVERTONE TURQUOISE & CORAL NAVAJO KACHINA STYLE BOLO TIE
   $200.00
ZUNI STERLING MULTI STONE Inlay HANDMADE Vintage FISH BOLO TIE Estate

ZUNI STERLING MULTI STONE Inlay HANDMADE Vintage FISH BOLO TIE Estate
   $455.00
Native American Indian Turquoise Cobblestone Inlay Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Native American Indian Turquoise Cobblestone Inlay Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
   $350.00
NATIVE AMERICAN SIGNED STERLING Stamped TURQUOISE n CORAL Vintage BOLO TIE

NATIVE AMERICAN SIGNED STERLING Stamped TURQUOISE n CORAL Vintage BOLO TIE
   $207.20
OLD Zuni multi-color inlay large fancy eagle dancer bolo tie

OLD Zuni multi-color inlay large fancy eagle dancer bolo tie
   $250.00
Vintage Sterling Silver Multi Stone Inlay Kachina Bolo

Vintage Sterling Silver Multi Stone Inlay Kachina Bolo
   $225.00
Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped Sterling Silver GOLD CANYON TURQUOISE BOLO Tie

Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped Sterling Silver GOLD CANYON TURQUOISE BOLO Tie
   $1,329.00
NAVAJO BGH STERLING TURQUOISE CORAL HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE Estate

NAVAJO BGH STERLING TURQUOISE CORAL HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE Estate
   $505.00
Vintage Native American Coin Silver Turquoise Bolo Leather Cord By R.N. 52617

Vintage Native American Coin Silver Turquoise Bolo Leather Cord By R.N. 52617
   $224.99
SOUTHWESTERN ARTISAN STERLING RED Stone Cab HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE

SOUTHWESTERN ARTISAN STERLING RED Stone Cab HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE
   $620.00
 NATIVE AMERICAN ERA STERLING MORENCI TURQUOISE HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE Estate

NATIVE AMERICAN ERA STERLING MORENCI TURQUOISE HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE Estate
   $640.00
Native American 1940s Sancrest Eagle Bolo Tie with Turquoise - or Great Pin!

Native American 1940s Sancrest Eagle Bolo Tie with Turquoise - or Great Pin!
   $225.00
NATIVE AMERICAN EAGLE HEAD BOLO TIE. VINTAGE, SIGNED: T. GIMENEZ STERLING SILVER

NATIVE AMERICAN EAGLE HEAD BOLO TIE. VINTAGE, SIGNED: T. GIMENEZ STERLING SILVER
   $725.00
 

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