First up is this beautiful Blackfeet pad saddle which was priced at $12,500.
A Navajo saddle.
Another Navajo saddle. This one was not for sale. It was part of a bookseller's display.
Another view. I wish I'd have had enough money to buy the book!
Last but not least is this Plains Indian frame saddle. This is probably the most common Native American saddle type in the model horse hobby.
Close up of the seat cover.Stirrups and cinch.
On to the bridles!
There were four separate silver decorated Navajo bridles in the auction. This one was the oldest.Here's the next one.
Detail of the brow.
Bridle three. This one is from the 1920's.
These first three bridles are all missing the crescent shaped pendant or "naja" which should be attached to the center of the browband.
Cheek detail. Most hobbyists are familiar with the beaded and quilled Plains bridles, but these silver Navajo bridles are lovely in their own right.
Bridle number four. This one has both silver and turquoise decorations...
and a naja!
Last picture--this beautiful beaded martingale was priced at $14,500.
Tack and costume makers, feel free to copy these pictures for your reference files, and be sure to send me a photo is you tackle any of these items in miniature!