(jna-0013) 1950s – 1960s Zuni Inlay Sun Face Bolo Tie



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.


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