The Voice of the Navajo Nation KTNN Am Radio Station 1980s Sterling Silver and Turquoise Bolo Tie
The Voice of the Navajo Nation KTNN Sterling Silver and Turquoise Bolo Tie from the AM Radio station that is the Voice of the Navajo Nation. KTNN AM radio was started in the 1980s and is the Navajo language AM radio station broadcasting on 660 AM from Window Rock, Arizona, the seat of the government of the Navajo Nation. It broadcasts Navajo tribal music and audio from Navajo ceremonial dances and Native American music, as well as country music and bluegrass in English.
I just picked up this Bolo Tie last weekend so I have not had too much time to do any research of why it was made or who it was made for. I don't know how you could find anything cooler to wear that than something that says the Voice of the Navajo Nation so here it is. I don't see a name in the scratches on the back but it's more likely that someone will recognize the style of the work and then I can update this page. If you know the back story let me know. It came from the Estate of a Phoenix area businessman who had a beautiful collection of Bolo Ties others listing soon.
I would think this was made by a Navajo Silversmith just because of its affiliation with the radio station, the style of type reminds me a a Route 66 Bolo I sold a while back by Mike Davis from the Atkinson trading post on Route 66 but maybe thats only because of the type and boldness of the design. Not many silversmiths do type.
Size 3.5 inches tall by 2.5 inches wide
We do not clean or polish our Native American Jewelry so that it shows the natural age and patina of the artistry through time. If you like the shinny polished look you could have it polished and cleaned or buff it up with a polishing cloth to your desired luster.
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