Philander Begay 18K Gold Over Tufa Cast Sterling Silver Oxblood Coral Koshare Bolo
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Philander’s amazing creative force is preeminent in this wonderful bolo. The koshare was carved and cast out of tufa stone. Multiple castings were required to create the hands, moccasins and the tips. Rich 18 karat gold was overlaid to represent his tassels, hair, eyes and his moccasins. A bright oxblood coral was cut for the tongue. He holds a bundle of fine deep oxblood red natural coral branches below a necklace inlaid with Candelaria turquoise and a coral accent. His body is streaked with oxidized stripes to match the look of the clowns enforcing their will at the ceremonial dances. He sits on a fine black hand made bolo cord with a flat neck strap. Beautiful tufa cast tips are oxidized with stripes as well and are inlaid with natural Candelaria turquoise to match the necklace of the koshare.
Full Length of Bolo Cord Tips Included: 47-1/4 in. Bolo Size: 4-3/8 in. x 1-7/8 in. (at widest points) Tip Length: 3 in. Tip Stone Size: 1/4 in. x 1/4 in.
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