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Bird and Blossom Bola Tie

Zuni

About The Bird and Blossom Bola Tie

This unique bird and blossom branch bola tie was created some time during the early 1960's by an anonymous Zuni artist of considerable imagination and skill.

Each inlaid piece is carved for additional depth sculpturally and visually.  There are at least 7 different types of materials used to render the bird and the blossoming branches on which he rests.  

The creature most closely resembles in form and feather pattern the red-capped woodpeckers of the Southwestern high country.  Their feathers are very special, used to ornament ceremonial objects.

This highly decorative artwork would look stunning around the neck of a gentleman or as substitute for a necklace on a lady.  We have a beautiful friend who wears her collection with strapless velvets and silks when making her appearances at formal functions!!

The hand-braided leather can be changed, though the original is a very dark chocolate brown.

Marked Down $800.00

Gallery Price $1,200.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Description

This unique bird and blossom branch bola tie was created some time during the early 1960's by an anonymous Zuni artist of considerable imagination and skill.

Each inlaid piece is carved for additional depth sculpturally and visually.  There are at least 7 different types of materials used to render the bird and the blossoming branches on which he rests.  

The creature most closely resembles in form and feather pattern the red-capped woodpeckers of the Southwestern high country.  Their feathers are very special, used to ornament ceremonial objects.

This highly decorative artwork would look stunning around the neck of a gentleman or as substitute for a necklace on a lady.  We have a beautiful friend who wears her collection with strapless velvets and silks when making her appearances at formal functions!!

The hand-braided leather can be changed, though the original is a very dark chocolate brown.

About the Artist

The best book to explain the steps in creating Zuni cluster jewelry is Oscar Branson's Indian Jewelry Making. Volume II. Look at page 48 illustrating each step to create a cluster bracelet.

Medium Sterling silver, Morenci turquoise, Mediterranean deep orange and bright red coral, cameo or melon shell, gold lip shell, abalone, olive shell and white pearl as well as natural jet. Hand-braided leather lariat.
Size 4 1/16" height X 2 3/4" width. 19" from back of neck to tips.
Signed No
Date of creation early 1960's
Condition Excellent with normal oxidation of the silver work
Turquoise Morenci mine natural blue to blue green turquoise
Design Meticulous integration of inlay with hand-stamped channel inlay setting, all executed by the same person.
Provenance JW, an estate from Texas
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