This cuff’s decoration is inspired by an Apache saddle bag I once saw. It is made of distressed deerskin and red cowhide. The old fashion mother of pearl whistle buttons were chosen as the fastener because near the end of the 19th century this type of button would have been available through trade with other tribes. The deep center whistle design protects the button thread from wear. Construction and decoration of this kind takes considerable planning and involves more processes than meet the eye.
Cuff width is approximately 2 1/8″.
This is one of several designs developed during research for the film “The Lone Ranger.”
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