Some Mongolians are upset about China’s announcement that it intends to have the traditional Mongolian saddle design listed as a Unesco cultural landmark of China. Since four million people of Mongolian descent live in China, this sort of thing will.
A CIRCASSIAN SADDLE AND TRAPPINGS The wooden tree covered in panels of black and light brown leather, the pommel, cantle and rails with elegant inlaid bone borders and curvilineal decorative elements, the saddle aprons and skirts tooled in traditional motifs. Silvered and enameled stirrups. Mid-19th century.