Turquoise-Sterling Silver Bola Tie by Jimmy Jackson
Pendant Size: 2 1/8" h
Artist: Jimmy Jackson
Although bola ties were officially patented in 1947 by Victor Cedarstaff of Wickenburg, AZ, the origin of this Southwestern accessory is still being debated by historians today. The earliest recollection of the bola tie entails Native American men using shells to fasten bandanas around their necks during the 1930s. Today, bola ties are commonly seen being worn by Western folk, Native Americans and celebrities such as Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Depp and Macklemore.