Navajo Rugs

UNIQUELY CUSTOM! This saddle was built for Dick Elkins, trading post owner and collector of fine Navajo rugs. He directed us to imitate precise rug designs from his collection! Also, he requested the tooling patterns to look exactly like the miniature rugs in each hand tooled area. What a fun challenge! In addition, a wonderful small rug was chosen to be inlaid into the seat. The saddle is finished with careful hand painting the designs, braided cantle edge and horn, and hand made sterling conchos made in Mr. Elkin's shop. Notice the very special "spider" turquoise inlaid into the horn cap.

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