- Museum number
Bolo tie of silver, plaited leather, stone and shell. The central silver panel depicting a white and black stipped clown eating watermelon with one hand, and holding up watermelon with the other. The design is achieved through inlay, abalone shell and stone on silver. The central figure is surrounded by rectangles of red coral. The tips of the tie are made of fluted silver beads and are stamped with a small radiating design. The silver elements are held together with a plaited leather tie.
- Production date
- 1998 (September)
Height: 5 centimetres (of central silver/stone ornament)
Length: 48 centimetres (entire tie)
Width: 4.50 centimetres (of central silver/stone ornament)
- Curator's comments
- This bolo tie is of a well known design made by Dennis Edaakie (Zuni) who, with other members of his close and extended family, makes overlay inlay. A combination of techniques, Hopi overlay and Zuni inlay. Nancy Edaakie cuts the stones, whereas Dennis Edaakie does the silver work, except on these pieces, the Koshare, which are entirely made by Dennis Edaakie.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- This was acquired at the Museum of Northern Arizona Shop, Flagstaff, but subsequently Dr Lidchi went to Zuni to visit the Edaakie family.
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number