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Bolo tie

Bolo tie

Department: History
Date: 1964
Medium: Silver, turquoise, leather
Dimensions:
18 × 1 13/16 in. (45.7 × 4.6 cm)
Classification: Jewelry & Adornment
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, gift of Norman Sandfield
Object number: PC2014.38.28
DescriptionMaisel’s jewelers bolo tie, leather, silver, and turquoise, probably Native American made, measuring 18 inches long by 1.8 inches wide. The concha has a unique silver shape with a stamped headdress-like design with an irregular turquoise stone inlaid in the center. The back of the concha has two prongs/claws attached to a leather slide that mimics the spring tension bolo clasp design. There are no visible hallmarks or stamps. The concha is attached to a flat braided brown leather cord with two leather trapezoid-shaped tips embellished with a silver stamped feather-like design and an irregular turquoise stone inlaid near the bottom.
Not on view