Tuesday, April 19, 2011

For Ian--Saddlemakers, the ultimate leather craftsmen

Alessandro Farnese's design for the pommel of a saddle, mid 1500's. Make sure you "double click" to get it's full impact.

Italian Armor Saddle, 1570

Speaking of "bringing tears to your eye's," look what craftsmen accomplished without elaborate tools, armed only with centuries of passed down knowledge and skill. If there weren't pictures or the chance to actually look at their skill, available today, I would not believe the written word.

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