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Kewa Pueblo Silver, Turquoise and Coral Bola - Bolo Tie

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Lorenzo Tortalita (1925-1998)
  • Category: Bola Tie - Bolo Tie
  • Origin: Kewa - Santo Domingo Pueblo
  • Medium: silver, turquoise, coral, leather
  • Size: 3-⅜” x 2-¼” silver; 4-¼” long tips
  • Item # C4109C
  • Price: $1,200.00

This exquisite bolo or bola was fashioned in sterling silver in a Hopi overlay style with the polished silver cutout backed by a matte black textured plate.  The design is a mixture of hooked elements on one side, what appears to be a bear claw at the top and a maze-like section on one side. A beautiful blue turquoise cab rests above a wonderful orange/red coral cab, both set is silver bezels.  Large impressive silver tips are suspended from the leather rope.

Kewa - Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Lorenzo Tortalita was an active jeweler from before the 1970s until he passed away in the late 1990s.  He was the son of Cipriana Tenorio Tortalita & Reyes Tortalita. He was married to Vickie Reano.  Tortalita won a first place award at the 1970 Santa Fe Indian Market and a third place award at Santa Fe Indian Market in 1977.  He exhibited annually at Santa Fe Indian Market from 1963 to 1998. His works have been published in numerous magazines and other publications.

Provenance: This Kewa Pueblo Silver, Turquoise and Coral Bola - Bolo Tie was purchased by a Santa Fe medical doctor in the late 1940s-early 1950s.  He is now deceased and his wife, who is in her 90s, is now divesting of the jewelry.

Lorenzo Tortalita (1925-1998)
  • Category: Bola Tie - Bolo Tie
  • Origin: Kewa - Santo Domingo Pueblo
  • Medium: silver, turquoise, coral, leather
  • Size: 3-⅜” x 2-¼” silver; 4-¼” long tips
  • Item # C4109C
  • Price: $1,200.00

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