Sheepherding Pack Saddle


Catalog Date: 
7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Object Name: 
Saddle, Pack
Land Transportation -- Accessory
used for packing around objects during Basque sheepherding; possibly made in the early 1900's or late 1800's
Record As: 
Record Date: 
Winter 199
Record From: 
Basil and Dorothy Aldecoa
Sheepherding Pack Saddle
pack saddle used for either horses or for mules for long sheepherding trips; the main part is of two pairs of 2 pieces of wood that are crossed to make an "X" with a large bottom and short top; the bottom is connected to two different long pieces of wood that act as a saddle to the horse with one "X" on the front and the other on the back; the back right of the back "X" has a metal brace on it and the front has a leather strap around the middle; the wood for both the "X" parts as well as the bottom parts are discolored and are half blackened and half wood with nothing so as to confuse which is
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