Christina Hamilton chose to use Saddlery as the basis of her design and technical process for her MA final project at the London College of Artsfz. She is a trained saddler and felt there is so much more that can be done with the techniques used in the Saddlery and harness making. The development of the idea came from researching saddlebags and accessories that attach onto the horse.
This detail shows the intricate braiding of the Argentine farolito, or 'little lantern', braiding pattern. Each farolito is made of 16 separate buttons of horse rawhide. Nate Wald Rawhide braider http://www.natewald.com/galleries/gallery.php
Dale Harwood 2008 Gear ~ TCAA - The accompanying bridle includes a silver-mounted split-ear headstall and bit both fabricated and engraved by Harwood as well as a set of rawhide reins and romal by Nate Wald with Harwood popper. Braided in a California style, the reins and romal are 16-plait.