Vintage Lawrence Saufkie Palhikmana Bolo Tie
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Lawrence Saufkie was born in 1935 and passed in 2011. He was taught by his father Paul and by Fred Kabouti who originated the Hopi style of silversmithing in the 1930s. A member of the bear clan, he was a pioneering silversmith for over 60 years. He won the SWAIA lifetime achievement award and was named an Arizona living treasure in his later years. He was collected by many prominent museums and received an award from the American Museum of Natural History. This fine bolo is one of his most recognized designs. The design is the Palhikmana or butterfly maiden. The butterfly maiden symbolizes transformation and renewal and is the kachina spirit for springtime. Finely made, this beautiful bolo is a prized collectible.
Full Length of Bolo Cord Tips Included: 40 1/4 in. Bolo Size: 2 1/2 in. x 2 3/4 in. (at widest points) Tip Length: 2 1/2 in.
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