Richard Curley Navajo Dancer 136-Stone Inlay Bolo Tie
This magnificent, vintage Navajo Dancer bolo tie by Southwestern Navajo silversmith, Richard Curley, features an extremely impressive, multi-stone inlay using both channel inlay and stone-to-stone inlay techniques!
Although a member of the Navajo tribe, Curley used Zuni inlay techniques in this particular piece.
The Navajo dancer measures 4 7/8" x 2 1/2" (not including the fancy bolo tips)!
The piece features a total of one hundred thirty-six (136) gems, each meticulously carved by hand!
(24) Mother of Pearl
(36) Yellow Mother of Pearl
(12) Spiny Oyster Shell
The reverse side of the Navajo dancer has a hinged clamp, allowing for easy length adjustment of the woven leather tie. The leather tie is tipped with fancy, sterling silver, squash blossom tips.
The reverse side of the Navajo dancer is signed with a hand engraved signature. "R.C.C.", and stamped with a "Sterling" hallmark.
Gross weight of the piece is 62.7 grams.
This piece is definitely going to make a statement with its quality of workmanship!