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Bolo, Turquoise, Collective UITA 21 Mark, Vintage ‘50s, 1578

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Things really do only get better with age. This bolo is from the southwest area and was made in the 1950’s. The bolo has a rectangular shape with a stamped pattern around the edge. In the very center is a round deep turquoise stone. It is placed on a black bolo cord with sterling silver aiguillettes on the ends. A masterpiece like this should be worn as much as possible to show off its true beauty.

“The United Indian Traders Association (UITA) was established on September 13, 1931 for the expressed purpose of authentication of Indian crafts. At the time, the UITA as an important player both in Indian cultural life and in advocating for the sale of authentic Indian arts and crafts. …All of the founding directors and officers were veteran owners of trading posts in the Southwest. The founding membership of 753 grew to over 125 in about 10 years.”- Billie Hougart

1950's Navajo Indian hand made sterling silver with turquoise signed UITA 21,

  • artist: Southwest Arts & Crafts, Santa Fe
  • affiliation: Navajo
  • hallmarks: UITA 21
  • materials: sterling silver, turquoise, leather bolo cord
  • dimensions: sheld: 1 3/4" X 1 1/4", length: 40"
  • weight: 25 grams
  • handmade capture locking
  • nice vintage condition
  • stone is secure in its setting
  • no stone chips or hairline fractures
  • stone abrasions commensurate with age
  • silver has a nice patina 
  • wear from ethnographic use
  • style number: JN1578
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