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Round Man in the Maze Silver Overlay Bolo Tie

Daniel Phillips

About The Round Man in the Maze Silver Overlay Bolo Tie

This beautiful cleanly-crafted bola tie was made by Hopi artist Daniel Phillips, some time during the 1970's. Its first "resting place" was the collection of Mr. Morris Reznik of the Jewel Box Pawn Shop. Mr. Reznik and his family were avid collectors, who did a brisk business in Indian jewelry--buying directly from Indian artists since 1945.

This particular man in the maze design is unique to Mr. Phillips. Though quite a few other Hopi artists have produced maze designs, each one has a signature pattern depicting life's journey which is made of many paths.

A visually strong piece, the intricate intraction of positive and negative dimensions reminds us that life is not simple--that at every ending, there is a beginning. For this reason, every lesson is valuable. Nothing is ever a waste and the journey is always an adventure. We are like the stars of heaven, a part of the universe and a part of each other.

Wear Phillips' tie with this thought into the next board meeting !!!

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This beautiful cleanly-crafted bola tie was made by Hopi artist Daniel Phillips, some time during the 1970's. Its first "resting place" was the collection of Mr. Morris Reznik of the Jewel Box Pawn Shop. Mr. Reznik and his family were avid collectors, who did a brisk business in Indian jewelry--buying directly from Indian artists since 1945.

This particular man in the maze design is unique to Mr. Phillips. Though quite a few other Hopi artists have produced maze designs, each one has a signature pattern depicting life's journey which is made of many paths.

A visually strong piece, the intricate intraction of positive and negative dimensions reminds us that life is not simple--that at every ending, there is a beginning. For this reason, every lesson is valuable. Nothing is ever a waste and the journey is always an adventure. We are like the stars of heaven, a part of the universe and a part of each other.

Wear Phillips' tie with this thought into the next board meeting !!!

About the Artist

(Born circa 1950) Daniel Phillips, a Hopi silversmith who began making silver work in 1970.

Originally from Oraibi, a member of the Saltbush clan, Phillips is cited in both the Hopi Silver book by Margaret Nickelson Wright and Barton Wright's revised version of Hallmarks of the Southwest.

This artisan speciazlied in silver overlay.  Phillips stamped a hallmark consisting of a stylized rabbit stick in addition to his initials "DP".

Medium Sterling silver
Size 2 5/16" diameter (bola). Each tip is 2 13/16" in length with maximum width of cone is 1/4".
Signed "DP" plus rabbit stick hallmark
Date of creation 1970's
Condition Excellent
Design Man in the Maze signifying Life's Journey
Provenance Private collection KW. Acquired from Morris Reznik upon the closing of the Jewel Box Pawn Shop.
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