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Zuni Bolo Ties
Zuni Bolo Ties are very decorative typically fashioned with Sterling Silver and Turquoise Onyx, Ablaone and Multistones. Zuni Artisans Jake & Irene Livingston bolos can fetch upwards of $3000 made with Sterling Silver and Coral stone. Other colectible Zuni Bolos include Authentic ZUNI 3.2" EAGLE DANCER , SNAKE DANCER BOLO TIE, BUFFALO DANCER Bolo Tie, Large Zuni Grass Dancer Bolo Tie 1970 with inlaid tips.
Zuni silversmiths are known for having perfected the art of lapidary, producing some of the finest inlay jewelry in the southwest. The Zuni Tribe is located 34 miles south of Gallup, New Mexico and has over 10,000 tribal members. Other styles made famous by Zuni artists are needlepoint and petitpoint, where tiny stones are set in intricate designs. Their tribal name is A’shiwi (Shi’wi), meaning “the flesh.” The name “Zuni” was a Spanish adaptation of a word of unknown meaning. The Zuni speak their own unique language which is unrelated to the languages of the other Pueblo peoples and continue to practice their traditional shamanistic religion with its regular ceremonies, dances, and mythology.
The Zuni people are, in a way, a mysterious tribe. The Zuni Reservation is isolated from the outside world which allows the people to go about their existence relatively unencumbered by modern western civilization. They still live a peaceful, deeply religious existence. The reliance on corn as a mainstay of their economy has been replaced, however, by the tourist trade in pottery and jewelry.
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