Renowned as a sculptor, this artist, an official “Local Treasure” along with his wife, Althea, crossed over to her medium for this unique bolo.
The meticulously worked design was cleanly cast by machine from a mold carved by the artist’s hand.
This striking, versatile bolo is a natural offshoot of Joe’s award-winning work in bronze and clay sculpture.
Although only slightly raised, the flowing pattern on the headdress gives the illusion of being deeply three-dimensional.
The symbols are traditional: wavy lines on the headdress, and the zig-zag bisecting the dancer’s face, represent water, lightning and rain.
Water is a powerful symbol of abundance, happiness, and good health.
A handsome, unique design, with great meaning, this bolo will look exceptional, whatever you wear.