A section of antique workhorse harness. Leather strap decorated with brass hearts, and a curled loop with a large brass buckle.
Symbolic horse brasses were originally added to harnesses to ward off bad luck and encourage wealth and prosperity to their owners. Eventually they became an element of showmanship and a way of displaying pride in their animals.
SOLD - Folk art horse harness hearts
Dimensions (h x w)
53 x 3cm