Ceremonial horse harness. Tibetians. Tibet. 18th – early 19th centuries

Ceremonial horse harness. Tibetians. Tibet. 18th – early 19th centuries

Such a horse harness was in use since time of King Trisong Detsen who lived in 9th century. This saddle of 18th-early 19th centuries with rich decoration – gilded dragon figurines, “king’s earrings” pattern on the stirrups – this saddle could belong to a rich Tibetian dukes.