Mongolian herders have horses and it could be said that every Mongolian can ride a horse. The Mongolian saddle differs considerably from other saddles in the world in its form, style and fittings. Our saddles are wooden and primarily made of birch. The saddle is covered with felt that is decorated with a woollen cloth, woven carpet, etc. It is common to decorate the saddle-bow, side-board and seat with bone, brass, copper, silver and also gilded silver. The saddles with silver decorations are distinguished by 6, 8 or10 white ornaments. The saddle displayed here has 6 silver ornaments and bone ornamental trimmings and a dark red saddle cloth with patterns.


  • Title: Saddle
  • Date: 1800
  • Location: "Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia"

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