Sterling Silver & Bisbee Turquoise Bolo Tie by James Fendenheim (Tohono O'odham)
James Fendenheim was born in Tucson, Arizona and attended the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe. He considers his grandmother, who is an award winning basket maker, his artistic mentor and inspiration in the arts. He has been making jewelry professionally for over 25 years and specializes in overlay in silver and gold.
This bolo measures 2 1/2 inches long by 1 7/8 inches wide and has a figure eight clasp in back. The black leather bolo cord measures 45 inches around, including the handmade silver tips.