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Hungarian Saddle - Tiszafüred Saddle - Eastern Cultural Heritage
Hungarian Saddle - Tiszafüred Saddle - Eastern Cultural Heritage

Author(s): Imre Gráfik
Subject(s): Cultural history, Museology & Heritage Studies, Classification, Ancient World, Cultural Anthropology / Ethnology
Published by: Akadémiai Kiadó
Keywords: saddle; cushion saddle; riding saddle; burden saddle; Hungarian saddle; Tiszafüred saddle; English saddle; saddle maker; harness maker; horse; riding culture; hussar (Hungarian hussar);

Summary/Abstract: This work is based on the museological classification of the saddle collection of the Museum of Ethnography in Budapest. The collection consists of cca 150 saddles, two-thirds of which comes from Hungarian speaking areas, one third from Northern Africa, Asia and Finland. The author describes the development of saddles and their different types by analyzing the objects and professional literature. Making and ornamenting saddles, harnesses and equipments of the saddles for different purposes are described here. The most famous Hungarian saddle making center and the most widespread Hungarian type, the Tiszafüred type are highlighted. Cultural history of this Eastern heritage from the ancient history of Hungarians up to the present is presented. It also refers to the significant traditions of Hungarian riding culture (Hungarian hussar) and to the new areasand possibilities of current saddle usage (sport, tourism, recreation).

  • Issue Year: 50/2005
  • Issue No: 1-3
  • Page Range: 1-37
  • Page Count: 37
  • Language: English