Item #896T- Heavy Vintage Zuni Turquoise Checkerboard Stamped Silver Bolo Tie

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Item #896T- Heavy Vintage Zuni Turquoise Checkerboard Stamped Silver Bolo Tie

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Heavy solid vintage Zuni turquoise checkerboard inlay bolo tie. The artist has used a thick gauge silver and formed it with a slight bow making the piece concave in shape. The artist then has framed the outer edge and installed square shaped wires to create the checkerboard design. The artist then has used sixteen (16) individual hand cut pieces of turquoise forming each piece to follow the curve of the concave setting while alo fitting tight into the square channel. Finishing the stone inlay by sanding and filing the pieces flush to the silver checkerboard channels. The artist finishes the decoration by applying repeat stamping down both sides with a symbol that represents the Thunderbird.

The checkerboard setting measures just under 2” (1 15/16”) by 1 1/2” across narrowing to 1 1/4” across the bottom. It’s also 1/8” thick! The setting has a thumb locking bolo clasp on back that holds a soft 4-ply braided black leather cord. The cord measures 42” long which includes the new 2” long sterling silver bead tipped end tips. The complete bolo tie weighs 47.5 grams (1.68 oz or 1.53 ozt) and is unsigned sterling silver. We received the bolo with a missing thumb clasp and smashed end tips which we replaced with new pieces. Very nice heavy and bold vintage Zuni turquoise checkerboard inlay bolo! $242.95