Tibetan Crupper

This Crupper was on the Tibetan saddle to be found under ‘Saddles’. It is beautifully inlaid with brass and the plates have then been attached to the leather. The decoration suggests that they too were made in China and imported and fixed onto the leather in Tibet. There is considerable wear on the leather which

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Dogon saddle cloth, Mali

This is a Dogon saddle cloth from Mali, Africa. The design is vibrant and unusual, these patterns are not common. The materials used have been recycled a modern fabric with a rubberized surface which has been brightly painted. The work is very typical of the Dogon. The center of the blanket is woven on narrow

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Silver Larme Neck Collar

This is a modern piece, from Niger, Africa. The silver-lamé thread is woven onto velvet which is then set onto leather and lined. The design is interestingly classic and has echoes in the classical gowns worn in the court of the Tsar at the turn of the century. The collar decoration is common in central Asia,

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Silver Neck Collar

This piece of silver neck decoration was sent from Turkmenistan. It is made in sections which would be threaded onto leather. The silver is very impure and has other metals mixed into it including tin, the design is quite typical. Normally these collars are made of nail shaped bits of silver sewn onto leather. I

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Neck Cover or Ghuchi from India

This neck cover or Ghughi is from the North-West of India from the Saurashtra peninsular in Gujarat. There are three main styles of embroidery; the Kathipa domestic embroidery worked with flossed silk in an elongated chain stitch, geometric designs. The figurative work of the Kanbi and associated Farming Castes and the Ganesh Hangings. This equine

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Neck Cover or Ghuchi from India

This neck cover or Ghughi is from the North-West of India from the Saurashtra peninsular in Gujarat. There are three main styles of embroidery; the Kathipa domestic embroidery worked with flossed silk in an elongated chain stitch, geometric designs. The figurative work of the Kanbi and associated Farming Castes and the Ganesh Hangings. This equine

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