Pouch on a Saddle

unknownRepublic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea
Seoul, South Korea

Hyangni, also called haengni or haengnang, is a pouch used to carry objects on a horse. It was designed for traveling on horseback, and the pouch hanging on either side of the horse was suitable for keeping documents. Most of them were made of leather in a rectangular shape. Since this pouch did not directly affect any aspect of horse-riding, and also served to show the status of the rider or to decorate the horse, it was sometimes made with extravagant patterns or ornaments. It was also made of soft materials such as leather or fabric and hung on the back of a horse, which also served to prevent a horse from injuries caused by the saddle. The edges were reinforced with leather, and five strings were attached to the pouch. At both ends of the pouch, strings are added to secure the pouch onto the horse.

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  • Title: Pouch on a Saddle
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date Created: Republic of Korea/Joseon Dynasty
  • Location: 한국
  • Physical Dimensions: Width 117.5 Length 68
  • Type: Traffic/Communications/Harness/Others
  • Medium: Skin and hair