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THE EARLIEST FORM OF ANTHROPOLOGICAL ARTIFACT

In most cultures jewellery can be understood as a status symbol, for its material properties, its patterns, or for meaningful symbols. Jewellery has been made to adorn nearly every body part

Bola Earrings

Bola Earrings

65.00

Turquoise and silver southwestern delight earring

Silver concho centerpiece with turquoise rope

silver etched cap detail

Found in New Mexico

Measurements:

Length: 3.25"

Centerpiece length: 1.25"

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A necklace of many names. Bollo, Bolo, Bola.

Victor Cedarstaff invented the bolo tie in the 1940’s. "He was riding his horse one day when his hat blew off. Wary of losing the silver-trimmed hatband, he slipped it around his neck. His companion joked, "That's a nice-looking tie you're wearing, Vic." The idea incubated, and Cedarstaff soon fashioned the first bola tie. The name is derived from boleadora, an Argentine Lariat. 

In the UK, bolo ties are known as bootlace. They were popular with 50s Teddy boys, who wore them with drape suits.

The bolo tie was made the official neckwear of Arizona in 1971. New Mexico passed a non-binding measure to designate the bolo as the state's official neckwear in 1987. Talk about competition...