Handcrafted by Santo Domingo Pueblo artists Joe and Marilyn Pacheco, this elegantly crafted mosaic inlay bolo tie embody a storied jewelry-making technique in the Southwest. Tiles of natural and composite stones of coral, mother of pearl, turquoise, black jet, and spiny oyster are paired and precisely inlaid in a classic rectangle shape to create a unique and colorful piece that is lively and fun to wear while also celebrating the art and craftsmanship of Santo Domingo Pueblo jewelry.
Mosaic inlay jewelry is a signature style of Santo Domingo jewelers. Artists create mosaic inlay by attaching tiny gemstone tiles to a shell base, forming colorful and unique patterns. The technique can be traced back to early forms of jewelry unearthed at Anasazi sites throughout the Southwest, and many artists model their inlay designs after these early artifacts. Santo Domingo mosaic inlay is one of the jewelry styles most sought after by collectors of Native American art.
Bolo measures 3-1/4" long by 2-1/4" wide with 36" braided leather cord. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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At the Indian Pueblo Store we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft. At a time when many commercially-made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.