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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

HEAVY Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver TURQUOISE Old Red Branch Coral BOLO Tie

HEAVY Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver TURQUOISE Old Red Branch Coral BOLO Tie
   $789.45
BOLO SLIDE TIE, HANDCRAFTED  STERLING SILVER, TURQUOISE NEW

BOLO SLIDE TIE, HANDCRAFTED STERLING SILVER, TURQUOISE NEW
   $249.99
Vintage ACME Studio Bolo Tie by L.A. Artist Laddie John Dill UNUSED

Vintage ACME Studio Bolo Tie by L.A. Artist Laddie John Dill UNUSED
   $225.00
Southwestern Native American Turquoise Coral MOP Leaves Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Southwestern Native American Turquoise Coral MOP Leaves Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
   $245.00
Old Pawn Early Zuni Pueblo Indian Silver Inlay Bolo Tie - Rainbow Man

Old Pawn Early Zuni Pueblo Indian Silver Inlay Bolo Tie - Rainbow Man
   $375.00
Rare Vintage Zuni Indian Silver Inlay Bolo Tie w. Dangle Tips - Elk - Joe Zunie

Rare Vintage Zuni Indian Silver Inlay Bolo Tie w. Dangle Tips - Elk - Joe Zunie
   $450.00
NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Stamped Turquoise HANDMADE Vintage

NATIVE AMERICAN STERLING Stamped Turquoise HANDMADE Vintage "CONCHO'' BOLO TIE
   $233.00
Sterling Silver Slide Signed Color Scrimshaw Cougar Bolo Tie w/Leather Cord

Sterling Silver Slide Signed Color Scrimshaw Cougar Bolo Tie w/Leather Cord
   $245.00
Vintage Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Royston Turquoise Signed

Vintage Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Royston Turquoise Signed
   $325.00
Vintage Southwestern Native American Indian Turquoise Sterling Silver Bolo Tie

Vintage Southwestern Native American Indian Turquoise Sterling Silver Bolo Tie
   $215.00
HOLLADAY STERLING SILVER JASPER / RED LINE AGATE  BOLA TIE AND BELT BUCKLE RARE

HOLLADAY STERLING SILVER JASPER / RED LINE AGATE BOLA TIE AND BELT BUCKLE RARE
   $1,180.00
Vintage ACME Studio

Vintage ACME Studio "Beaute De Diablo" VERY RARE Bolo Tie by Robert Williams NEW
   $225.00
Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver TURQUOISE KACHINA BOLO TIE Black Leather Cord

Vintage NAVAJO Sterling Silver TURQUOISE KACHINA BOLO TIE Black Leather Cord
   $937.48
Huge Southwestern Native American Turquoise Sterling Silver 3D Kachina Bolo Tie

Huge Southwestern Native American Turquoise Sterling Silver 3D Kachina Bolo Tie
   $545.00
Vintage NAVAJO Heavy Sterling Silver CORAL and LAPIS Inlay BOLO Tie BOYD BECENTI

Vintage NAVAJO Heavy Sterling Silver CORAL and LAPIS Inlay BOLO Tie BOYD BECENTI
   $859.35
Exceptional Vintage CARL LUTHY Navajo BOLO TIE Sterling Silver TURQUOISE Snake

Exceptional Vintage CARL LUTHY Navajo BOLO TIE Sterling Silver TURQUOISE Snake
   $1,089.45
Stanley Tims Vintage Southwestern Unisex Sterling Silver & Gemstone Bolo 4.25

Stanley Tims Vintage Southwestern Unisex Sterling Silver & Gemstone Bolo 4.25"
   $399.99
Vintage NAVAJO Hand-Stamped Sterling Silver TURQUOISE Eagle Kachina BOLO Tie

Vintage NAVAJO Hand-Stamped Sterling Silver TURQUOISE Eagle Kachina BOLO Tie
   $629.35
Old Pawn Hopi Indian Silver Bolo Tie - Thundercloud Design - Signed

Old Pawn Hopi Indian Silver Bolo Tie - Thundercloud Design - Signed
   $225.00
Zuni Multi-Stone Inlay Eagle Dancer Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Signed V LUNA C-31

Zuni Multi-Stone Inlay Eagle Dancer Sterling Silver Bolo Tie Signed V LUNA C-31
   $375.00
Vintage Southwest Sterling Silver Bolo Tie - Malachite - Extra long 46 1/2

Vintage Southwest Sterling Silver Bolo Tie - Malachite - Extra long 46 1/2" Tie
   $260.00
Huge Vintage Native American Turquoise Sterling Silver Bolo Tie circa 1957-1967

Huge Vintage Native American Turquoise Sterling Silver Bolo Tie circa 1957-1967
   $625.00
Southwestern Turquoise Sterling Silver Engraved Two-Tone Bolo Tie VIC CEDARSTAFF

Southwestern Turquoise Sterling Silver Engraved Two-Tone Bolo Tie VIC CEDARSTAFF
   $750.00
Signed Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Concho Bolo Tie

Signed Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Concho Bolo Tie
   $295.00
Bolo Tie Sterling Turquoise Stone Vintage Silver 925 Slide Stamped Bolo Tie

Bolo Tie Sterling Turquoise Stone Vintage Silver 925 Slide Stamped Bolo Tie
   $229.00
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 Bolo Tie with Turquoise Elk

Vintage Bolo Tie with Turquoise Elk
   $249.99
 

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