EJ David Navajo Bear Claw, Turquoise & Red Coral Bolo Tie
This magnificent, vintage bolo tie was handcrafted by Southwestern Navajo artisan, EJ David.
The bolo features a large centerpiece set with natural turquoise, precious red coral, and actual bear claws!
The bolo contains two (2) polished turquoise cabochons, each hammer set in custom bezels. These turquoises have very attractive, spider web matrix veining.
It also contains five (5) polished red coral cabochons, also hammer set in a custom bezels.
The five (5) bear claws are capped with sterling silver.
The piece is also embellished with 3-dimensional sterling silver beads, spirals and feathers. In Native American symbolism, spirals can represent water, wind, and creatures associated with water such as snails. Feathers represent strength, trust, wisdom and honor.
The border of the bolo is covered in repeating, decorative metal stamps. There are two motifs used: sun rays and rattlesnake jaws. Sun rays represent consistency and dependability while rattlesnake jaws are symbolic of strength.
The reverse side of the bolo has a hinged clamp, allowing for length adjustment of the woven leather tie, tipped with stylized, beaded sterling tips.
The reverse is signed with a stamped signature, "EJ".