Virgil, Shirley Benn, Bolo, Piggy Back Mudhead, Tewa, Zuni Handmade, 40"

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Virgil, Shirley Benn, Bolo, Piggy Back Mudhead, Tewa, Zuni Handmade, 40"
Virgil, Shirley Benn, Bolo, Piggy Back Mudhead, Tewa, Zuni Handmade, 40"
Virgil, Shirley Benn, Bolo, Piggy Back Mudhead, Tewa, Zuni Handmade, 40"
Virgil, Shirley Benn, Bolo, Piggy Back Mudhead, Tewa, Zuni Handmade, 40"
ArtistBenn, Virgil Shirley
Gemtype Stone Shapeirregular-shape
General Height3.25
General Length40
Setting Typeinvisible
Width2.1
Main StoneMulti-stone
MetalSterling Silver
Signedsigned
TribeZuni
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Zuni/Tewa artists Shirley & Virgil Benn made this magnificent piece of Native American art. Large crowds gather to watch the Zuni dances and all hope to see the fascinating Mudheads. Mudheads serve several important functions in ceremonial dances, but the ones the crowds enjoy are the always funny entertaining Mudheads. They keep you laughing and they are always up to no good. Virgil & Shirley captures that uplifting attribute with this fun inlay bolo. One Mudhead is on the shoulders of another and has been beautifully crafted out of shell, jet, and turquoise. The bolo is on a hand braided leather cord and has sterling silver tips hanging at the bottom. This would be a great addition to your Benn collection, especially since Virgil has stopped helping Shirley make pieces.

Bolo Size - 3 1/4" x 2 1/8"

Cord Length - 40"

Weight - 54.8 grams