Blue Bird Silver Tufa Cast Bolo
Sterling silver and Lapis Blue Bird Tufa Cast Bolo By Artist Monty Claw. This bolo features sterling silver tufa cast style of two blue birds with Lapis cabochons in their beaks on a leather bolo cord with sterling silver tips. The bolo measures 5inches x 2inches and is 47inches.
Native American Artist: Monty Claw
Monty Claw of the Navajo Nation from Gallup, New Mexico. Monty began jewelry and metal smithing in 2011.Being self-taught and studied s at The Institute of American Indian Arts, he has taken on being one of the prominent artists of today. He works with silver and gold set with precious gems like turquoise, coral, and diamonds. The pieces he creates are of high quality, with artistic creativity, fine details, and sculptural definitions that make them come to life.
Monty has been in many publications like The Smithsonian Magazine, and Native Peoples Magazine. He has museum quality collections with the Nelson Atkins, The Nerman Museum, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, The Denver Art Museum, The Sam Noble Museum, and Musée Du Quai Branly in Paris, France. Awarded from distinguished events like the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, The Heard Museum Indian Market, and Cherokee Art Market in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Monty continues to grow with knowledge and success as one of today’s and into tomorrow’s light as a ground breaking artist.