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Bolo tie

Popularity and Regional Associations

  • Bolo ties are widely associated with Western wear in the United States.
  • They are most common in the western areas of the country.
  • Bolo tie slides and tips in silver have been part of Hopi, Navajo, Zuni, and Puebloan silversmithing traditions since the mid-20th century.
  • The bolo tie was made the official neckwear of Arizona in 1971 and New Mexico in 2007.
  • In 2007, the bolo tie was also named the official tie of Texas.

Origins and Invention

  • Victor Cedarstaff of Wickenburg, Arizona claims to have invented the bolo tie in the late 1940s.
  • He later patented his slide design.
  • The name 'bolo tie' is derived from 'boleadora,' an Argentine and Uruguayan lariat.

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  • Tanner, Clara Lee: Ray Manleys Portraits & Turquoise of Southwest Indians. Ray Manley Photography Inc.[Tucson], 1975.
  • Richardsons Secret Weapon: The Bolo Tie. The Sleuth. Archived from the original on 2013-03-28.
  • Texas, The Lone Star State: Bola Tie (Bolo Tie)
  • Cross, Robert: Steven Berkoff and the Theatre of Self-Performance, Manchester University Press, ISBN0-7190-6254-3, p. 36
  • Ribeiro, Aileen: Dress and Morality, Berg Publishers 2003, ISBN1-85973-782-X, p. 164

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