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

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VINTAGE MASTERPIECE

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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In the absence of a specific assertion or certification to the contrary, Double D Ranch does not warrant, represent, or suggest that any particular item or product which is sold or offered for sale by Double D Ranch in any forum or venue of sale is created or produced by any Indian or Indian Tribe, is an Indian product, or was created by any Indian arts and crafts organization as such terms are defined by the laws of the United States, or the laws of any other jurisdiction, including without limitation, the Indian Arts and Crafts Act and rules set forth by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board.

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  • Many of the jewelry items we sell are antique, vintage, and/or pre-owned. We acquire these pieces from dealers in New Mexico, Arizona, and Nevada, who work exclusively with Native American jewelry and art. That means they had a life before we found them, and they may show evidence of that previous life; signs of wear, dents, scratches, oxidation, broken stones, etc. We strive to be accurate and transparent in our descriptions of these pieces.

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  • We celebrate aging. In ourselves, and in our jewelry. We want the true age of the piece to be represented, so we do not perform any type of cleaning or polishing. If the item is oxidized when we acquire it, that is precisely how you will receive it.