For sale here is a HUGE and wonderful vintage handmade sterling silver and multi-stone inlay Yei Bei Chei design bolo tie by acclaimed Navajo artisan Jimmy Harrison. Multi-stone inlay includes coral, mother of pearl, turquoise, charoite, lapis lazuli and silver dots all inlaid into black onyx and set in a sterling silver frame. A truly spectacular example of this artist's work! Here's a short bio I found for him online...
Jimmy Harrison is an authentic Native American Indian. He is a member of the Red House Clan. He was born into the Navajo Reservation in 1952. Jim began his professional career as a jewelry craftsman in 1981. He was taught all the fundamentals of working with silver at the age of 16 when he enrolled in a silversmithing class in high school. He credits Preston Monongya and Jessie Monongya for his success as a fine jewelry artisan. They shared their techniques with him and opened up his mind to his own designs. His designs are reflective of the bright stars of the New Mexico nights and the geometric forms of the landscape. They all play a part in his finely detailed inlay jewelry. With sleek and contemporary shapes and designs, he manages to balance the flavor of tradition with his stylized approach to Indian imagery. It is believed that Preston, Jesse, and Jim were among the first jewelers to work extensively with inlay of multicolored stones and shells with silver. His designs continue to change and they include Hopi and Navajo Sunfaces, and the Yei- bei-chei. He experiments with landscapes and galaxies. On occasion, Jim adds a rug design as a border to his beautiful designs. The work of Jimmy Harrison is very distinctive and easily recognizable. He works primarily with sterling silver and authentic multi-colored inlayed stones such as, coral, turquoise, lapis, sugalite, mother of pearl stones, and other various materials. His colorful and innovative inlays in his jewelry are inspired by the natural gifts that Mother Earth and Father Sky provide to each and every one of us. His creations include rings, necklaces, bolos, bracelets, earrings, and concho belts. He stamps his jewelry as Jim Harrison.
Incredible design and craftsmanship! The bolo measures 3" by 1-3/8" wide on a 42" braided black leather cord with handmade sterling tips that measure 2" long by 1/4" diameter. The entire bolo tie including bolo/cord/tips weighs 52.4 grams. Marked at back of the bolo as shown, "Jim Harrison Sterling Handmade". Excellent vintage condition with just fine light wear and tarnish as shown - please view the photos, read the description, and ask all questions prior to purchase. I am open to reasonable offers from serious buyers.
HUGE Vintage Jim HARRISON Navajo Handmade Sterling Silver & Multi-Stone Inlay & Leather YEI BEI CHEI Design BOLO TIE
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