This 1920s Lakota Horse Martingale Is Made From An Original Late 1800s Horse Collar That Is Heavily Brass Studded.
- 1920s Lakota Horse Martingale
- It Decorates The Chest Of A Horse During Horse Parade Ceremonies.
- Running the length of one side of this collar are elk dew-claws strung brain tanned leather thongs.
- These jingle when struck together.
- They are sometimes called Indian bells.
- Attached to the hooks of this collar is a large piece of smoked buffalo or elk hide.
- These would hang on the chest of the horse.
- On the chest panel is a large porcupine quilled rosette of an eagle outlined in natural red ocher
- Down the sides of the panel hang deer dew-claw drops which also act as bells.
- These are interspersed with eight very old English copper coins and three seed and bugle bead tassels.
- Victorian silk ribbon and braintanned buckskin are used to tie everything along the edges.
- According to the former owner’s information, the piece dates back to about the 1920s.
- From top to bottom as shown, the piece measures 4′ 3″.
- The brass studded collar piece measures 3″ wide.
- Buckskin chest panel measures 20″ to the bottom of the central beaded tassel x 10″ wide.
- The amazing quilled rosette measures 6 3/4″ in diameter.
- Native American Quillwork