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Tommy Singer (1940-2014) - Navajo Mother of Pearl, Silver, and Leather Bolo Tie with Eagle Design c. 1980s, 2" x 2" bolo (J15115)

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36.3g, 44" total cord length, 2" x 2" bolo. Artist hallmark on verso. Acquired from a private collection in Utah. Tommy Singer is the Navajo jeweler who is credited as the originator of the chip inlay design which he developed in the 1970s. He combines inlayed turquoise, coral, and Silver with traditional Navajo designs to create his unique style. He was taught silver smithing from his father when he was 7 and quickly became proficient in in stamped and overlay designs before pioneering chip inlay designs.
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