This is a gorgeous and substantial bolo. It could easily be an everyday lifestyle piece, for it will go with anything you choose to wear with it.
It is made in heavy gauge sterling silver, which is hand cut with over lay in an intricate Navajo rug pattern. The various layers of sterling silver and the different texturing of the silver make this bolo appear to be woven. The colors of the sterling silver appear as black, gold and silver, which emphasizes the three dimensional appearance. The tips are brushed sterling silver with three circles. Very classy and a masterful work of wearable art.
Known for his intricate “rug pattern” etching, Dan learned the silverwork from his father (John Nez Begay). The rug designs on his silver work come from his mother’s (Bernice Charlie) weavings.
“My culture, tradition, and the Navajo way guide me,” Dan says of his jewelry making.
Dan’s jewelry is repeatedly honored at juried shows. He has won awards and ribbons at Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, Window Rock Tribal Fair, the NM State Fair, Arizona State Fair and the Shiprock Fair in Shiprock, NM. Sadly, Dan passed away this past year, now his beautiful jewelry is even more special.
Condition: Excellent – original condition – new
Provenance: Purchased from Dan