The traditional bolo tie dates back to the 1940’s when it is said a silversmith /cowboy named Victor Cedarstaff from Flagstaff, Arizona invented it to help keep his cowboy hat from flying off while he was on his horse.
Since then, a lot has changed. Its designs and styles have been heavily influenced by Native American artisans. Their use of stamped sterling silver, turquoise stones and inlay designs have given the bolo tie new purpose in the fashion world.
Many of our Spirt of Santa Fe customers want to put their own personal touch on there bolo tie. Just recently one of our collectors came in looking for a bolo tie, but not just any bolo tie. Inspired by her travels throughout New Mexico, she was taken by the different textures and designs of sterling silver. In addition to the silver, the various colors of turquoise had her thinking. Thus, the idea of a custom bolo tie came into play and our project began.