(jna-0017) 1960s – 1970s Zuni Inlay Hoop Dancer Bolo



1960s – 1970s Zuni Inlay Hoop Dancer Bolo

  • 1960s – 1970s Zuni Inlay Hoop Dancer Bolo
  • This is an older hoop dancer bolo with the stones most likely cut by the Zuni Beyuka family.
  • There was a period when they would do the stone cutting for which they were famed.
  • Then then sold these sets to other silversmiths for assembly.
  • This hoop dancer has an applied sterling plate maker mark which says “ZUNI” above with “LL” below it.
  • No matrix is apparent in the stone which is very nicely carved to highlight elements of the figure.
  • The hoops are made or liquid silver drops strung on sterling backing.
  • The tufts on the eagle feather headdress and dance leg cuffs are accented with stamped flattened liquid silver drops.
  • Nice vintage sterling silver tips adorn the bottom of the bolo.
  • These are 1″ sterling cones with dangling 1 1/4″ sterling and carved turquoise elements matching those in the bolo.
  • The bolo is 3 1/8″ long by 2 3/4″ wide.
  • A nice thick supple bolo cord hangs the dancer.
  • The cord is 19 1/2″ long.


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