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Artist: Ralph Tawangyaouma

Circa: 1950's

Provenance: Private Collection
Our Price: $1,200.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 3 Business Days
Product Code: JDOTBO


This simple shadowbox designed bolo is the work of well-known Hopi artist Ralph Tawangyaouma. Ralph Tawangyaouma was actively making jewelry from 1906 into the late 1960’s. He was known for his unique style in jewelry, not always traditional overlay Hopi style. He was a very spiritual man and was a Two-Horned Priest in his Hotevilla Village. He worked for a period of time in Phoenix Arizona as a silversmith for Fred Wilson’s TP and Vaughn’s. His work is highly collectable and adored by many!

This is not one of his more elaborate, stamped pieces but a simple heavy silver shadow box design. The stone is a lovely vivid turquoise blue, with a darker overlay background, framing the stone perfectly. The stone is a beautiful mixed shades of blue!!

The bolo measures 1 3/4" tall by 1 3/8" wide. Heavy stamped 2 1/8" bolo tips add the final touch to this bolo. The total length of the black braided leather including tip is 34 1/2" long. Hallmarked with Ralph’s rain cloud. Excellent condition.

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