Blog — Saddlery
Hand-carved leather has long been considered a highly valued material. The earliest preserved hand-carved leather items date back 3,000 years and were used to decorate homes and body armor. Leather carving grew even more popular in the 1800s when the practice was picked up by cowboys and ranchers of the Wild West. The elaborate and highly decorative saddles showcased wealth and status among the cowboy and ranching communities.