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Alina Boyden





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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2005 4:11 pm    Post subject: Something for Gordon         Reply with quote

This isn't a weapon, but it counts as military equipment so I think it can slide. Anyway, this is for Gordon and his love of all things equestrian. I apologize for the big line from the book down the center but I didn't make the book.

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Benjamin McCracken





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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2005 4:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, what a great saddle. I noticed your other thread too. Could you tell what book these fabulous photos came from?


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Alina Boyden





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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2005 4:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Right, sorry, copyright info. Now if I can just remember which of the 10+ books I've looked at in the arts library these came from. It's hard because they don't let you check them out, you have to sit there and go through them one by one. I have like 30 pages of photocopies in addition to the scans. I think this one comes from a book called, "The Arts of War: arms and armour of the 7th to 19th centuries" by David Alexander. Whew...that took forever to find. Same goes for the kaskara.
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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2005 5:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Alina: What Line in the book Razz Laughing Out Loud

A little bit of " Photoshop-ing "



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Alina Boyden





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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2005 5:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

LOL. Nice work Jean. How about you touch up the kaskara pic to remove the line too? Razz
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Gordon Frye




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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2005 7:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! Thanks, Alina! That's a great looking saddle! Youwzers!

Does the book have any detailed information on it? Arabic, Moorish, etc? Nifty whatever it is!

Thanks again,

Gordon

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Alina Boyden





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PostPosted: Tue 19 Apr, 2005 7:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Gordon Frye wrote:
Wow! Thanks, Alina! That's a great looking saddle! Youwzers!

Does the book have any detailed information on it? Arabic, Moorish, etc? Nifty whatever it is!

Thanks again,

Gordon


This one is an Iranian saddle from the year 1771 or 1772...there is a date on it so they can be fairly specific but Hajj years don't correspond exactly to our own.
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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr, 2005 3:23 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks Alina. Very interesting saddle indeed. So different from the "Turkish"/"Hungarian" saddles that one normally sees as illustrative of Oriental saddles, yet at the same time sharing many of the same characteristics. Persians have always managed to put their own flavour on things, it seems. Nifty!

Cheers,

Gordon

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Ryan A. C.





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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr, 2005 5:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

WOW that is amazing. I haven't ever seen a saddle from that culture and time period. Thanks so much for the pic.

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Ryan A. C.





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PostPosted: Wed 20 Apr, 2005 5:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

you stupid double post...... Big Grin
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