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.