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Broad-faced Kachina Inlay Bola Tie

Sammy & Esther Guardian

About The Broad-faced Kachina Inlay Bola Tie

This beautiful bola tie by Sammy & Esther Guardian is faultless in its craftsmanship, as the inlay fit of each piece is beyond perfection!

The Guardian kachina depicted is Wuyak-kuita in Hopi and protects the sacred kachinas during ceremonials.

The strength of this piece is in the color scheme and the absolute perfection of its geometric balance, yielding a sense of immoveable stability and protection.  Executed only in the four sacred direction colors, the Guardians bring their ancient traditions into this modern world, interpreted through their art.

This magnificent piece will serve its wearer from Levy jeans to Armani !

Marked Down $485.00

Gallery Price $950.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
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This beautiful bola tie by Sammy & Esther Guardian is faultless in its craftsmanship, as the inlay fit of each piece is beyond perfection!

The Guardian kachina depicted is Wuyak-kuita in Hopi and protects the sacred kachinas during ceremonials.

The strength of this piece is in the color scheme and the absolute perfection of its geometric balance, yielding a sense of immoveable stability and protection.  Executed only in the four sacred direction colors, the Guardians bring their ancient traditions into this modern world, interpreted through their art.

This magnificent piece will serve its wearer from Levy jeans to Armani !

About the Artist

First active as early as 1972, these two Zuni jewelers (husband and wife) created mosaic as well as inlay jewelry. They made bolos, bracelets, earrings, necklaces, pendants and pins using gold, silver, coral, turquoise, jet, mother-of-pearl, abalone shell and penn shell. Preferred designs were: songbirds, cardinals, roadrunners, mallard ducks, red berry bushes, cactus and cattails.

A photograph of each artist along with an example of a cardinal decorated ring appears in Gregory Schaaf's book American Indian Jewelry I. Their work is also featured in Volume 2 of Zuni the Art and the People by Ed, Barbara and Steve Bell with Ralph and Jerry Mcqueary, as well as Theda Bassman's book Zuni Jewelry and Barton Wright's volume 2000 Hallmarks of the Southwest.

Medium Sterling silver, turquoise, Mediterranean tomato red coral, white mother of pearl claim or sea snail, jet
Troy ounces 1.62 troy ounces
Size 2 3/8" height X 2 3/16" width, tips measures 2 5/16" in length
Signed "Sammy & Esther Guardian Zuni" is engraved in cursive
Date of creation 1970's
Condition Excellent
Turquoise American natural turquoise, possibly from the Kingman mine
Provenance Consigned by CL
Gram weight 50.2 grams