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Bolo tie

The bolo neck rope is of braided black leather with ring and feather pendants on the ends. The bolo portion represents a hoop dancer made of stone and shell inlay mounted on silver. Turquoise, argillite (pipestone), and shell of various colors are cut and fitted together to form the body and...

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Engraved in script on reverse: J. Beyuka / Zuni, N. M.


David Saity, New York City dealer of Native American Indian jewelry, purchased in Southwest. Giiven to the Museum in 1999.

Credit Line

Gift of Chaya and David Saity

Native American (Zuni Pueblo), 1970s

Object Place for Label

Zuni, New Mexico, United States

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silver, jet, turquoise, pipestone, leather, mosaic pieces in shades of orange (Spiny Oyster; Thorny Oyster Family; Spondylidae, Spondylus americanus), mosaic pieces in iridescent shades of white to white-gold (Mother-of-pearl; Oyster Family; Ostreidae), brown feather in headband (Pen Shell; Pinnidae Family)




Jewelry / Adornment