Native American Bolo Ties For Sale

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  • Awesome Allison Lee Bolo Tie with Morenci Turquoise

    Awesome Allison Lee Bolo Tie with Morenci Turquoise

    $3,850
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  • SOLD Black Jade & Turquoise Inlay Bolo TieNew

    Black Jade & Turquoise Inlay Bolo Tie

    $785
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  • Blue Gem Turquoise Bolo Tie by Danny Jackson (Navajo)

    Blue Gem Turquoise Bolo Tie by Danny Jackson (Navajo)

    $695
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  • SOLD Blue Gem Turquoise Bolo Tie by Leonard Nez

    Blue Gem Turquoise Bolo Tie by Leonard Nez

    $1,275
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  • Bolo Tie of Sterling Silver & Multi-Stone Inlay by Jimmy PoyerNew

    Bolo Tie of Sterling Silver & Multi-Stone Inlay by Jimmy Poyer

    $395
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  • Crow Springs Turquoise Bolo TieNew

    Crow Springs Turquoise Bolo Tie

    $1,650
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  • Crow Springs Turquoise Bolo Tie by Danny Jackson

    Crow Springs Turquoise Bolo Tie by Danny Jackson

    $995
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  • Danny Jackson Blue Gem Turquoise Bolo Tie

    Danny Jackson Blue Gem Turquoise Bolo Tie

    $695
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  • Darling Darlene Turquoise Bolo Tie by Leonard NezNew

    Darling Darlene Turquoise Bolo Tie by Leonard Nez

    $1,295
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  • SOLD Exceptional Leonard Gene Turquoise Bolo Tie

    Exceptional Leonard Gene Turquoise Bolo Tie

    $1,495
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  • Inlay Bolo Tie by Jimmy Poyer

    Inlay Bolo Tie by Jimmy Poyer

    $395
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  • Jimmy Poyer Bolo Tie with InlayNew

    Jimmy Poyer Bolo Tie with Inlay

    $395
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  • Kingman Turquoise Bolo Tie by Leonard Gene

    Kingman Turquoise Bolo Tie by Leonard Gene

    $965
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  • SOLD Lapis Inlay Bolo Tie

    Lapis Inlay Bolo Tie

    $575
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  • Leonard Nez Blue Gem Turquoise Bolo TieNew

    Leonard Nez Blue Gem Turquoise Bolo Tie

    $1,440
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  • Leonard Nez Blue Gem Turquoise Bolo Tie

    Leonard Nez Blue Gem Turquoise Bolo Tie

    $1,125
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  • SOLD Multi-Stone Inlay Bolo Tie with TurquoiseNew

    Multi-Stone Inlay Bolo Tie with Turquoise

    $495
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  • Red Mountain Turquoise Bolo Tie by Danny Jackson

    Red Mountain Turquoise Bolo Tie by Danny Jackson

    $695
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  • Smaller Turquoise Inlay Bolo TieNew

    Smaller Turquoise Inlay Bolo Tie

    $495
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  • Turquoise Inlay Bolo Tie

    Turquoise Inlay Bolo Tie

    $785
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BOLO TIES

— Nothing says “Western” like an authentic hand-crafted BOLO TIE!! Turquoise jewelry and Native American Indian Bolo Ties are in style and in demand. Equally appropriate for men’s or women’s wear; dress, casual, or even formal wear; a beautifully hand-crafted sterling silver bolo tie or turquoise bolo tie can be a classy and eye-catching compliment to any attire. We carry a VERY nice selection of high-quality turquoise bolo ties, sterling silver bolo ties, and inlay bolo ties for sale; hand-made by exceptional and award-winning Native American Indian jewelry artists & silversmiths.

BOLO TIE HISTORY & ORIGIN:

Sliding bolos on ties and tips of silver have been part of Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and Puebloan silversmithing and jewelry traditions since the mid-1900’s. The bolo tie, or bola tie, as it is sometimes interchangeably known, has several credible possible origins. Some sources credit Victor E. Cedarstaff, an Arizona silversmith, with inventing bolo ties in the 1940’s. As the story goes, Mr. Cedarstaff was riding his horse when his hat fell off. Afraid he would lose his nice silver-trimmed hatband, he decided to wear this hatband around his neck. After a friend joked about his ‘nice new tie’, an idea was born, and he soon created the first bolo tie. — Also, Dentist and metallurgist, Dr. William E. Mangelsdorf, of Kingman, Arizona, claimed to have been the inventor of bolo ties in the late 1940s, and even later patented his slide design. — Still others claim, and some old-timers reportedly recollect, that Native American Indian men wearing bandanas around their necks, with conchos as fasteners, was the beginning of bolo ties in the 1930’s. — Who knows?!? They are ALL interesting stories…
The bolo tie was made the ‘official neckwear’ of the State of Arizona in 1971. New Mexico passed a non-binding measure to designate the bolo tie as the state’s official neckwear in 1987. Then, in 2007, New Mexico’s Governor signed into law that the bolo tie IS the state’s official tie. Also in 2007, the bolo tie was named the official tie of Texas.