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silver 707 wood 4438 pigment 539 iron 419 cowhide 19 goat skin
saddle 94
ca. 1900
H: 13 x 6 x 5.25 in, L: 14.25 x 16.75 x 4 in, width: 12.625 x 20.5 x 3.25 in
Cossack (Georgian) saddle. A: High arched wood tree with raised design (heart with an arrow through it, pointing up) on pommel and cantle covered with black goat skin. Black cow skin covered seat with two ironbands nailed lengthwise on seat. Black cowskin jockeys with red cowskin border on sides and bottom and a black cowskin strip at top through which jockey is nailed to saddle. Hand carved stirrup and cinch strap holes through bottom of wood frame with leather thongs through front and rear holes. Right front thong is looped around a folded band of black leather, left rear has cinch strap attached. B. Black cowhide pad for saddle, butterfly shaped with expanded sides, slit in underside for adding and removing straw padding; pad is to be strapped over saddle. C. Left stirrup, cast iron stirrup with embossed design of cross hatching and spirals on edges. Leather strap with a black painted silver metal buckle. Leather is worn and torn on saddle, especially on edges. Pad is worn, has been patched in center front, slit has torn at both ends. Stirrup is rusty, strap has been mended and is dry and wrinkled, paint is chipping on buckle.
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