Quilled Soft Pad Indian Saddle
The Horse in the Blackfoot Culture and The Horse and Dog in the Hidatsu Culture, both describe in detail the use of a soft pad saddle, made from brain tanned leather, stuffed with buffalo hair, and cottonwood stirrups covered with buffalo rawhide. These saddles were used by men, on short hunting or war party trips.
Jean’s saddles are not just made to look like the real thing, but she actually rides them. This saddle is a real, usable saddle.
Jean brain tans her own leather and hand dyes the porcupine quills, to make each piece a truly unique and beautiful piece of art. If you are a re-enactor or just want to own a beautiful example of porcupine quill work, Jean’s work is the best. Please allow 4-6 weeks delivery.