Medieval / Renaissance saddles
This newly completed saddle (October 2021) embodies the techniques with which I have experimented in making Roman saddles over the last year. The result is that this weights only 5.4 kilogrammes (11lb 7oz without decorative cover), and has slightly flexible side bars. Unlike the two saddles below, this one also enacts a comment by the twelfth-century author Theophilus who says that saddles were not covered in leather, but painted, carved or both, an assertion that is supported by the archaeology.
Copyright: Timothy George Dawson 2021