The origins of the bolo tie date back to the 1940’s, when it is said that a silversmith & cowboy named Victor Cedarstaff from Flagstaff, Arizona invented it to help keep his cowboy hat on while riding his horse.Since then a lot has changed. The designs and styles have been heavily influenced by the 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.