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Native American Bolo Ties: Vintage and Contemporary Artistry Exhibit

February 5, 2016 - May 8, 2016

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Arizona’s official state neckwear, the bolo tie, has reappeared from its exile in grandpa’s dresser drawer to enjoy a fashion comeback. Explore this uniquely Western sartorial adornment’s history and revival in a wonderful and fun new exhibit. The bolo ties included come from the Heard’s permanent collection of more than 170 bolo ties and from the promised gift of Chicago collector Norman L. Sandfield. His collection consists of more than 1,000 bolo ties, scarf slides and ephemera, many of which will be on display. This exhibition was made possible by the Virginia M. Ullman Foundation, and organized by the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona.
Photo Credit: Madeline Beyuka (Zuni). Zuni olla maiden in channel inlay, 1970s-1980s, 5 ½” height, with Bennett Pat. Pend. fitting. Hallmark is stamped “MB” in Gothic print. The ornament can be removed from the cord and used as a pendant.


February 5, 2016
May 8, 2016
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