Navajo jeweler Philander Begay has created this signature bolo by precision tufa stone carving. Each detail is precisely cut in a tufa stone. Molten sterling silver is pored to create the piece. This process is labor intensive and can only be used a very limited number of times before the image is destroyed. The bolo depicts a Yeibechai with a rattle and fox skin in the hands, dressed in full regalia. The Yeibechai is the masked human dancer who participates in the healing ceremony and impersonates the Yei, the supernatural being who brings their healing abilities to medicinal gatherings.
Full Length of Bolo Cord: 45 3/4 in. (tip length included) Bolo Size: 3 3/8 in. x 1 3/8 (at widest points) Tip Length: 1 15/16 in.