Eddie Beyuka (1920-2002) is best known for his bolo ties and standing figures of Katsinas and dancers executed in channel inlay with a variety of materials—generally turquoise, mother of pearl, jet, coral, and others—skillfully integrated in his famous creations. Beyuka was featured in the "Jewels of the Southwest" exhibit at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Santa Fe, in 2002. His work is in the collection of the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, and in the collections of a number of private individuals.
This large bolo features a Snake Dancer inlaid with a variety of stones including turquoise, abalone, mother of pearl and jet. Every area of the dancer is covered, all carefully cut to fit the curves laid out with silver strips. Beyuka was one of the best artisans of his time and he left some amazing works of art for collectors to enjoy. This piece is unsigned.
Size: Bolo is 4 5/8" Tall, 2 5/8" Wide. The included cord is 39" long with sterling silver tips.