Zuni Inlay Multi Stone Sun Face Bolo Tie

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Sadie and Morris Laahte
  • Category: Bola Tie - Bolo Tie
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, coral, turquoise, jet, shell, leather strap
  • Size: 2-1/8” diameter
  • Item # C3777F
  • Price: $450.00

The Sun Face is an important symbol for the Zuni as it represents the sun—the giver of all life. Traditionally, the Zuni have been an agricultural people and knowledge of the sun and its movements are of utmost importance. The sun is revered as the bringer of life and brings prosperity and joy to families.

This jewelry piece was made by Zuni artists Sadie and Morris Laahte. They are a husband-wife team known for their precise mosaic inlay work. One of their favorite designs is the Sun Face.  Here, they have created a beautiful Sun Face using perfectly-cut and -placed pieces of jet, mother of pearl, coral and turquoise. It has been set as a bola tie and has handmade sterling silver tips at each end.

Hallmark symbol of this team - Sadie and Morris Laahte It is stamped with their hallmark on the back and is in excellent condition. This work was made and collected in the 1970s.

 

Recommended Reading: Jewelry by Southwest American Indians: Evolving Designs by Nancy Schiffer

Sadie and Morris Laahte
  • Category: Bola Tie - Bolo Tie
  • Origin: Zuni Pueblo
  • Medium: Sterling Silver, coral, turquoise, jet, shell, leather strap
  • Size: 2-1/8” diameter
  • Item # C3777F
  • Price: $450.00

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