Roy Talaheftewa Healing Spirit Kachina Overlay Bolo Tie
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Roy has created his masterpiece bolo with a Katsina theme. The spirit is a blessing for the healing waters that nourish the crops on his high desert Mesa top home. The villages are located in an arid region that depends entirely on scant rain fall. The spirit has a head created out of natural Fox turquoise, with a drilled coral bead mouth and onyx eyes. Matching Fox turquoise make fine triangular earrings. A headdress is inlaid with dark blue lapis and bright oxblood coral. The body is laboriously hand carved and cast into tufa stone. The carving is complete with a necklace, hands of man petroglyph and Christian crosses. Drilled turquoise and a coral bead provide accents. Flames appear to one side representing the heat of the sun, which appear to the other side. Bright coral, onyx, lapis, turquoise and chrysoprase inlays create the skirt. The bolo face is attached to a fine hand made dark brown tie. Bright hand made tips with floral beads at the ends, finish this fine piece to perfection.
Full Length of Bolo Cord Tips Included: 46-1/2 in. Bolo Size: 4-3/4 in. x 2 in. (at widest point) Stone Size: 7/8 in. x 3/4 in. Tip Length: 3-1/8 in.
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