This exquisite wood inlay bolo by Laguna Pueblo/Yaqui artist Stanton Lance is a wonderful example of his ability to create depth and dimension using various woods to create a lone deer against a mountain backdrop, watched over by a moon of natural turquoise. The entire piece is set in brass.
For the Native tribes of North America, the deer is a messenger, an animal of power, and a totem representing sensitivity, intuition, and gentleness. Some groups would entrust the hunt to the deer, which is also associated with fertility.
Please Note: This item will be made to order by the artist. Bolo will be shipped 72-hours after order is processed.
- Bolo tie handcrafted by Stanton Lance (Laguna/Yaqui)
- Jeweler's Brass
- Walnut, rosewood, maple, purple heart, canary wood, turquoise
- Bolo measures 2 1/2” long x 2 1/4” wide on 36” black leather braided cord
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
Handcrafted works of Native American art require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide.
About the Artist
Stanton Lance is a Laguna-Yaqui artist and craftsman who has more than 30 years' experience making beautiful wood inlay jewelry and boxes. From his youth he was encouraged to develop his artistic abilities and taken classes at the Oregon School of Arts and Crafts, as well as the Institute of American Indian Arts.
Today there is a vibrant community of Native American jewelers creating contemporary styles that challenge traditional forms, techniques, and materials. Some artists experimented by working in gold, or using gemstones like opals and diamonds that were not typically used in Native American jewelry. Others presented Native American symbols and icons in modern, stylized ways.
Though artists began experimenting in the 1950s and 1960s, it was not until the 1970s that these innovative styles were embraced by the market. Since then, contemporary styles have flourished, bringing Native American jewelry to an international audience. By pushing boundaries, contemporary artists have truly elevated the technical expertise and sophistication of Native American jewelry, bringing it to level of couture fashion and fine art.Read our Native American Jewelry Collector's Guide.
Our Guarantee of Authenticity
At Shumakolowa Native Arts, 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.