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Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary Artistry
This title is published in association with the Heard Museum. The bolo tie, also called a string tie, is a western necktie consisting of a piece of cord or braided leather with an ornamental clasp. While the exact origin of the bolo tie has been debated, its impact on western style and culture is without question. The bolo is the official neckwear of several states, includ ...more
Paperback, 155 pages
Published December 1st 2011 by Museum of New Mexico Press
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By delving into the history and origin of bolo ties made by American Indian silversmiths, Pardue and Sandfield also reveal a truth of Indian silversmithing - that the artists adapt their skills to whatever form or function their customers require. Lovely and plentiful photographs portray the magnificent artistry that evolved from simple scarf slides. Excellent original research with fine examples of vintage bolos to illustrate the text make this a welcome addition to the knowledge of American In ...more