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Vintage Making Thunder Kachina Bolo Tie 41950

Vintage Making Thunder Kachina Bolo Tie Handmade Sterling 1850

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Vintage Making Thunder Kachina Bolo Tie

This Vintage Making Thunder Kachina Bolo Tie was handmade in Sterling by George Dyckman. It depicts Umtoinaqa, who appears in Mixed Kachina Dances and also acts as a guard during the Bean Dance. He has a turquoise case mask with warrior marks on his cheeks, paddle ears, earrings and a green neck ruff. He wears feathered armbands, a ketoh cuff and a twisted sling across his chest. He wears a necklace, decorated sash and carries a dance rattle and a sprig of Douglas fir. The colored pieces are cut from block turquoise, jet, shell and coral. He's 4" tall and 1-3/4" at the widest and is threaded on a new braided, black leather cord. The handmade tips are accented with wire and finished with a dance rattle dangle and a Douglas fir dangle. It's signed and stamped Sterling. This Vintage Making Thunder Kachina Bolo Tie is one of a kind! 

George (1926-2009) was a true renaissance man and judging from the details of this collection, he was extraordinarily meticulous! After retiring as an engineer at Honeywell, he dabbled in real estate and created new and unique items for McDonnell Douglas. He lived in Prescott Valley, where it took about 20 years (starting in the 1970’s) to create this kachina gathering. He had no experience as a jeweler, but was fascinated by the mystical tales of the Hopi katsina. His grandson finally decided to part with his collection, so that others may own them and enjoy wearing them!

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