Métis Bolo Tie – 2″ Sterling for “New Race” of Peoples on Tolba Menahan
We have several similar or can make one on order by request for style – It takes a couple of days to finish each piece. – PR
Handwrought 2″ repoussé and chased sterling silver bolo by Paul-René. Repoussé (hammered from the back to raise the relief) and chased spider. Chasing is the opposite of repoussé, and the two are used in conjunction to create a finished piece. The back is secured with a high-grade jeweler’s epoxy – stronger than solder on this type of repoussé hand chased work. The Métis symbol (the Infinity “figure 8”) is the longtime symbol of the Métis used for over 200 years to signify the bringing together of the peoples from over the ocean the ‘Awenots’ or “Who Are They” people in Abenaki and the ‘Alnôbak’ or “Ordinary Humans” Indigenous to North America. This reminds us of the new “race” of people created here in the past 500 years. The Turtle is surrounded by “double curve” or “fiddle head ferns” and other Wôbanaki medicine ‘Mide’ plant designs become canoes traveling around carrying the healing plants to help protect. Signed with the Sunrise Drum hallmark in twenty-two (22) gauge sterling silver. The back is secured with a high-grade jeweler’s epoxy – stronger than solder on this type of repoussé hand chased work. See our other design bolos and others in the last slide. Each is a little different.
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