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Offered is a fabulous Native American vintage bolo tie. It is a Kachina figure holding a Billikin. The figure is sterling and turquoise with the golden Billikin. It is signed John Larson and also marked Sterling. It is numbered 4716. The figure measures 3.6" x 2". It is on a leather cord with sterling silver tips. Great piece! Sure to attract attention!
From Wiki - The Billiken sprang from the height of the "Mind-Cure" craze in the United States at the start of the twentieth century. The Billiken is a charm doll created by an American art teacher and illustrator, Florence Pretz of Kansas City, Missouri, who is said to have seen the mysterious figure in a dream. It is believed that Pretz found the name Billiken in Bliss Carman's 1896 poem Mr. Moon: A Song Of The Little People. In 1908, she obtained a design patent on the ornamental design of the Billiken, which she sold to the Billiken Company of Chicago. Billiken is known as "The God of Things As They Ought to Be."
Gender: Unisex, Age Group: Adult, Color: silver/blue/gold, Size: 3.6x2"
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Signed Sterling Native American Bolo Tie - Billikin & Kachina Figure Signed and Numbered - John Larson 4716
$570 USD SOLD
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