Early 1970s Navajo Wrought Silver and Turquoise Yei Kachina Bolo Tie by Helen Long. This is an extremely well-crafted Navajo (Arizona) Yei Kachina bolo tie.The tie was made by the famous, internationally known Navajo artist Helen Long and is stamped with her hallmark initials HL. One of the best known, award-winning master Navajo silversmiths of all time.
Helen Long is recognized as the creator of Yei figures such as this. Note that she was named an Arizona Living Treasure in 1999.I believe that the stones are natural Morenci turquoise. The tie was made in the late 1960s or early 1970s, because the strap is fastened with a marked C-31 Bennett clasp from that era. The Yei figure is 3" tall and 1-3/4" wide at the top. The beautiful original handmade sterling silver tips are each 2-1/4 long. The "buttery-soft" four-ply black leather strap appears to be the original one; however, it does show wear commensurate with its age, although it is still quite wearable.
Feel free to ask any questions here. The item "Early 70s Navajo Wrought Silver and Turquoise Yei Kachina Bolo Tie by Helen Long" is in sale since Sunday, August 1, 2021.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Other Native American Jewelry". The seller is "bologaga" and is located in Angel Fire, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States.: Yes