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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

NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Silver Stamped Domed HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE Estate

NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Silver Stamped Domed HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE Estate
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Vintage Navajo Indian Bolo Tie - 3.5

Vintage Navajo Indian Bolo Tie - 3.5" Tall Silver Inlay Kachina
   $225.00
NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Cut Out  CORAL SHADOWBOX Vintage BOLO TIE Estate

NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Cut Out CORAL SHADOWBOX Vintage BOLO TIE Estate
   $412.00
Native American ZUNI Bolo Tie - Multi-Stone Inlay Bird

Native American ZUNI Bolo Tie - Multi-Stone Inlay Bird
   $228.00
Exquisite Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver BLUE MORENCI TURQUOISE Cluster BOLO Tie

Exquisite Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver BLUE MORENCI TURQUOISE Cluster BOLO Tie
   $409.91
Vintage Oliver Cellicion Zuni Inlay Knifewing Bola Bolo Tie - Blue Gem Turquoise

Vintage Oliver Cellicion Zuni Inlay Knifewing Bola Bolo Tie - Blue Gem Turquoise
   $575.00
Southwestern Turquoise Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Picto-Signed by Vic Cedarstaff

Southwestern Turquoise Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Picto-Signed by Vic Cedarstaff
   $650.00
ZUNI STERLING MULTI STONE HANDMADE Vintage SUNFACE KACHINA BOLO TIE Estate

ZUNI STERLING MULTI STONE HANDMADE Vintage SUNFACE KACHINA BOLO TIE Estate
   $704.00
Native American Zuni EDDY BEYUKA Inlay Eagle Dancer Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Native American Zuni EDDY BEYUKA Inlay Eagle Dancer Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
   $850.00
Vintage Eagle Dancer Inlaid Bolo Tie 65 Grams

Vintage Eagle Dancer Inlaid Bolo Tie 65 Grams
   $300.00
NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING TURQUOISE Natrl Branch CORAL HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE

NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING TURQUOISE Natrl Branch CORAL HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE
   $344.50
LARGE OLD NAVAJO AZURITE & STERLING SILVER BOLO TIE,BENNETT BACK, ARIZ ESTATE

LARGE OLD NAVAJO AZURITE & STERLING SILVER BOLO TIE,BENNETT BACK, ARIZ ESTATE
   $225.00
Navajo Morgan Silver Dollar Turquoise Coral Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Signed DU

Navajo Morgan Silver Dollar Turquoise Coral Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Signed DU
   $225.00
ZUNI ALONZO HUSTITO STERLING MULTI STONE Inlay HANDMADE KNIFEWING BOLO TIE

ZUNI ALONZO HUSTITO STERLING MULTI STONE Inlay HANDMADE KNIFEWING BOLO TIE
   $452.00
Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver KACHINA TURQUOISE Petit Point Cluster BOLO Tie

Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver KACHINA TURQUOISE Petit Point Cluster BOLO Tie
   $683.46
NAVAJO BGH STERLING TURQUOISE CORAL HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE Estate

NAVAJO BGH STERLING TURQUOISE CORAL HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE Estate
   $505.00
Zuni Thunderbird Sterling Silver Turquoise, MOP, Coral, Onyx Bolo Tie Pendant

Zuni Thunderbird Sterling Silver Turquoise, MOP, Coral, Onyx Bolo Tie Pendant
   $480.00
Vtg Navajo Indian Silver Bolo Tie - Lg Variscite w Gold - Lizards - Jabe Dubois

Vtg Navajo Indian Silver Bolo Tie - Lg Variscite w Gold - Lizards - Jabe Dubois
   $290.00
HOPI STERLING Cut Out Overlay HANDMADE Vintage TURTLE BOLO TIE Estate

HOPI STERLING Cut Out Overlay HANDMADE Vintage TURTLE BOLO TIE Estate
   $427.00
 NATIVE AMERICAN ERA STERLING MORENCI TURQUOISE HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE Estate

NATIVE AMERICAN ERA STERLING MORENCI TURQUOISE HANDMADE Vintage BOLO TIE Estate
   $640.00
Vintage NAVAJO Hand-Stamped Sterling Silver TURQUOISE Eagle Kachina BOLO Tie

Vintage NAVAJO Hand-Stamped Sterling Silver TURQUOISE Eagle Kachina BOLO Tie
   $566.41
ZUNI STERLING MULTI STONE Inlay HANDMADE Vintage KNIFEWING BOLO TIE Estate

ZUNI STERLING MULTI STONE Inlay HANDMADE Vintage KNIFEWING BOLO TIE Estate
   $299.00
NAVAJO STERLING 11 TURQUOISE HANDMADE Vintage KACHINA DANCER BOLO TIE Estate

NAVAJO STERLING 11 TURQUOISE HANDMADE Vintage KACHINA DANCER BOLO TIE Estate
   $678.00
ZUNI DELGER CELLICION STERLING MULTI STONE Vint SUNFACE KACHINA BOLO TIE Estate

ZUNI DELGER CELLICION STERLING MULTI STONE Vint SUNFACE KACHINA BOLO TIE Estate
   $685.00
Vtg UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LONGHORN Jerry Nelson NAVAJO Sterling Silver BOLO TIE

Vtg UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS LONGHORN Jerry Nelson NAVAJO Sterling Silver BOLO TIE
   $265.00
Indian Zuni Multi-Stone Inlay Eagle + Blue Jay Spinner Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Indian Zuni Multi-Stone Inlay Eagle + Blue Jay Spinner Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
   $465.00
FINE VINTAGE EFFIE CALAVAZA ZUNI INDIAN HAND MADE STERLING SILVER BOLO TIE

FINE VINTAGE EFFIE CALAVAZA ZUNI INDIAN HAND MADE STERLING SILVER BOLO TIE
   $298.00
 

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