This vintage bolo tie is made via a process called sterling silver overlay, in which the designs--in this case, a cow's skull in the foreground, with village homes, hogan, and cliffs in the middle- and background--are cut out of one piece of silver and laid atop another piece. The cut-out areas are oxidized to give depth and texture. The Hopi developed silver overlay, although Navajo silversmiths also began to make pieces using this method. The piece carries a hallmark on the back that I've not been able to identify--HW--as well as a sterling stamp. The sterling silver tips are original to the piece. The black leather lariat is soft from age and wear. The slider (main part of the bolo) has some of tarnish, and I am happy to do a light polish before sending. An interesting design, especially for the person who loves the desert Southwest.
The bolo slider measures 1-1/2" across that the widest point by just over 1-1/2" long. The lariat measures about 38.5"long including tips. Total weight is 27g. Bennett clasp on the back to lock in the lariat.
Beautiful bolo--not too big yet with big presence.
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