Buckaroo-style Saddle
 
Buckaroo-style Saddle

Utah State Folk Arts Collection

Leather

Chase Home Museum of Utah...

1997

1997.14

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Intricately hand-tooled leather saddle with what appears to be a sheep skin liner. Silver buckles. The stirrups are covered with large flaps. The entire saddle has floral designs tooled in. Artist is self-taught, learned by taking old saddles apart. He and his wife now own their own leather shop. He is known for his buckaroo style saddles, inspired by the Mexican "vaquero" tradition with elaborate floral designs.