Important Zuni Annalee Tekala Knifewing Bolo Rare Shells & Stones1950s-1960s
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Important Zuni Annalee Tekala Knifewing Bolo Rare Shells & Stones1950s-1960s:
Welcome! Offered...a very rare and exceptionally gorgeous bolo which is absolutely amazing in beauty. The upswept wing design of this nature was first said three years ago by Roger Tsabetsaye made by Rosemary Cellicion, her son, Delger and nephew Anselm Wallace as being the design of Myra Auile Vacit Tucson. They all were part of the same extended family in the same house. Continued research by Ernie Bulow unearthedmuch important information. This bolo was made by Annalee Tekala who was the daughter of Winnie Wallace and the first cousin to Myra Iule Vacit Tucson. The template I've included in the pictures above was made by her and used for this wonderful knifewing bolo in my store. Annalee Tekala's creation of these bolos has been confirmed by multiple sources. She has been a previously little known master artist.
I have another knifewing bolo bythe artist, smaller, but with matching tips, which I'll be listing, and it would be great for a couple to each wear one. I also have amatchingbracelet I'll be listing. I will include a pic above with all three pieces together.
• Bolo size: 3-5/8” high 2-1/2” wide
• Tips size: 2-1/8” high, sterling silver
• Tie End to End with Tips: 36". This gold and silver colored tie was selected because the colors are so perfect for the bolo.
• Bennett Closure: C31
This bolo is in new condition though it dates to the 1950s to 1960s.While unsigned and not marked for silver content which is usual for those times, it is at least coin silver at .900 and probably sterling silver at .925. The choice of stones and shells is electrifying in this piece, with abalone, mother of pearl. coral, brown shell, turquoise, jet, and a lot of yellow lip shell. Everything is original to this exceptional piece.
It's a unique unsigned piece by Annalee Tekala, and it's a masterpiece.This bolo is made by one of the great unsung artists in Zuni history. This is a one-of-a-kind bolo of complex design with rare and beautiful stones, a sophisticated masterpiece of museum quality. Note that all the great artists made each piece differently from the other; they did not do cookie cutter work but enjoyed creating unique flourishes in each. This is a museum quality piece suitable for the best of collections and is a very important find.
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