Zuni love dancing! And they honor the ceremony of all tribes. Elliot Qualo was among the FINEST of all lapidaries his age. His finery and materials were top grade and he was famous for this figure, the notorious Apache Devil Dancer, the Gahn spirits.
inlaid into a green shell, varying natural stones and shells are carefully milled by hand, stone against stone and shell. In full action, the dancing Gahn carries spirit wands and a graceful headdress built of sticks and planks. Loud bells are attached to the costume and as dancers pound their moccasins in unison. Jingle! Jangle!
This bola survives in near mint condition, polished on the front, deep patina is retained on the reverse to accommodate COLLECTORS. Original leather and tips. Sterling, about SEVENTY years of age. 2.75” diameter. Similar by Elliot are featured in the pages of Arizona Highways.
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