DescriptionThis coral bolo tie handcrafted by Navajo artist Wallace Reyes was created in the highly detailed and dimensional style of appliqué jewelry making. six uniform pieces of branch coral are set in stamped sterling silver creating an iconic pairing and bold look of the Southwest. This detailed and sculptural bolo tie is an essential for any Native American jewelry collector.
Appliqué is traditional Native American jewelry style in which a design is cut out of silver and soldered to a base of silver. It was one of the first distinct styles that developed in the decades before World War II, and was a precursor to the overlay style of today. Both the appliqué and overlay techniques create highly dimensional and detailed jewelry that represents the remarkable craftsmanship of Native American silversmiths.
Bolo measures 2-1/4" long 1-1/4" wide with sterling silver tipped braided leather cord 35" in length. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
Our Guarantee of Authenticity
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.