This bolo features a running elk design inlaid with mother of pearl, abalone, turquoise, coral and tortoise shell. It is unmistakably the work of Zuni artist Joe Zunie, but lacks his signature. The clasp is marked Bennett Pat. Pend. C-31, dating it somewhere between 1960 when Joe started making jewelry and 1967. The use of tortoise shell is also indicative of the age. It includes matching inlaid tips. It has not been cleaned.
Size: Bolo is 2 3/4" Tall, 2 5/8" Wide. Includes 45" leather cord with sterling silver inlaid tips.