Shirley Benn, Bolo Tie, Mudhead, Shell, Jet, Turquoise, Channel Inlay, 39"

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Shirley Benn, Bolo Tie, Mudhead, Shell, Jet, Turquoise, Channel Inlay, 39"
Shirley Benn, Bolo Tie, Mudhead, Shell, Jet, Turquoise, Channel Inlay, 39"
Shirley Benn, Bolo Tie, Mudhead, Shell, Jet, Turquoise, Channel Inlay, 39"
Shirley Benn, Bolo Tie, Mudhead, Shell, Jet, Turquoise, Channel Inlay, 39"
ArtistBenn, Shirley
General Height3.25
General Length39
Setting Typeinvisible
Width2
Main StoneMulti-Stone
MetalSterling Silver
Signedsigned
TribeZuni
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Each December in Zuni, New Mexico they hold the Shalako dances. Preparations for the event begin very early in the year and six new houses are constructed to hold the ceremonial dances. Spectators from all over the world journey to this Pueblo to witness an amazing event. Large Shalako figures enter the home around midnight and dance through the night. Along with the Shalako are lots of Mudheads, always the crowd favorite. Zuni artist Shirley Benn has recreated the Mudhead with this gorgeous bolo tie. She has used jet, shells, spiny oyster and turquoise stones to create the figure. This is amazing work and it has been a longtime since Shirley has brought us one of these popular figures, something you are definitely going to want to have in your Zuni art collection. The Shalako dances are fascinating and can be relived every time you wear this incredible piece.

  • Leather Cord Length - 39"
  • Bolo - 3 1/4" x 2"
  • Tips - 2" 
  • Weight - 38 grams