It doesn’t get much better than this. This beautifully handcrafted sterling silver and turquoise bolo tie is by famed Navajo silversmith Thomas Singer. Note the very large size of this bolo tie. This is a big piece for a big man. Marked: Thomas Singer Sterling. This is an exceptional example of his work. This bolo features a large piece of natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise set in a stunning hand crafted setting. Each tip features a squash blossom end that dangles from a drum featuring a traditional Navajo design.
Thomas “Tommy” Singer (1940 - 2014), was born in Winslow, Arizona and grew up on the Navajo Reservation. Thomas Singer used sterling silver and turquoise to create artistic expressions of Navajo traditional ways. He stated, "I make jewelry out of silver. Every piece is made with the meanings from my traditional ways - the Navajo way of living. My father was a silversmith. He taught me and wanted me to continue this trade. It was my father's dream that I learn to silversmith so that I can continue his belief." Thomas Singer’s work is well known internationally and is featured in a number of Native American art publications and museums, including the Smithsonian.
Needless to say, Thomas Singer’s pieces are highly collectible and sought after.
In great vintage condition, with expected wear for its age. The turquoise measures 1-1/4” by 3/4”, the mounting is 2-5/8” by 1-15/16”. The tie is 49-1/2” in length overall, with the ends measuring 4-1/4” in length.
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