1950s – 1960s Zuni Inlay Sun Face Bolo Tie
- 1950s – 1960s Zuni Inlay Sun Face Bolo Tie
- This is a nice older 1950s to 1960s bolo tie from Zuni Pueblo, New Mexico.
- The base sterling silver sheet on which the large sun face is set is concaved about an 1″ in depth.
- All of the stone inlay is the earlier stone on stone.
- The piece is made up of turtle shell, mother of pearl, jet, and turquoise.
- The edges of the sun rays are carefully hand scalloped by a very good silversmith with a jeweler’s saw.
- These have liquid silver drops perfectly shaped overlaid and giving them strength and depth.
- A single liquid silver drop separates long earrings from the sun ray head dress.
- A necklace of twisted silver wire coupled with five liquid silver drops adorns it.
- On the back, one can see an old hallmark that appears to be “PB” and “ZUN”
- The bolo has a patented Bennett clasp.
- It also has soft, thin leather cords.
- Simple 2 1/8″ silver tips leaves attention focused on the sun face.
- The bolo is 3 1/2″ wide by 3 1/4″ long.
- The bolo tie hangs 19″ 1/2″ long.