Handcrafted by award-winning Taos and Laguna Pueblo artist Ken Romero, this bolo tie is a truly unique work of art. Created in Romero's signature inlay style, "Pueblo Village Design Inlay," this bolo features a beautiful blend of natural gemstones in shining sterling silver.
Featuring Sleeping Beauty turquoise, fossilized walrus ivory, red coral, and New Lander turquoise set into a sterling silver setting. A beautiful braided black leather cord and hand-stamped tips finish this piece’s elegant look.
A one-of-a kind work of art from a well-known contemporary jeweler, this bolo showcases centuries of tradition blended with a modern artistic vision.
- Bolo tie handcrafted by Ken Romero (Taos and Laguna Pueblo)
- Sterling silver
- Sleeping Beauty turquoise, New Lander turquoise, coral, fossilized walrus tusk
- Pueblo Village Design Inlay
- Bolo tie measures 2-1/2” high x 1-1/2” wide on 27” black leather braided cord
- Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity
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In his acclaimed jewelry career, Ken Romero has been inspired to create innovative work that honors his Pueblo heritage. The style he developed, Pueblo Village Design Inlay, is a feat of technical innovation, and this pendant necklace is a stunning example of the elegant, heavy, uniquely textured pieces that he creates. A captivating design that exists at the intersection of traditional and contemporary, this piece shows the beauty of Romero’s art.
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.
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.
Every work of handcrafted art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by an artist or buyer. 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 40 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.