Vintage brown leather strap. This length of leather was one of the long side portions of a farm horse harness. Used for driving or work, this would have been employed in the daily or routine working of the farm. This is a very rustic and strong length of dark leather.
There is a teardrop shaped hole at one end, as shown. There is stitching along the length of the leather that is very visible, part of what gives this piece its appeal.
The thickness of this strap is approximately 1/4" Strap A3 length: 78"
This is a new venture for me here in bonfires at Etsy. My husband and I have recently purchased a horse (my first after many years) and have started attending farm auctions with antique horse tack. Here in the Midwest, these old farm estates had many horses on the property used for preparing and planting the fields. As these farms have dwindled, the piles of old harness, bridles, saddles, and ties often hang unused in dusty barns, or in a pile on the musty floor for years. Thus, what I find is sometimes in very rough condition.
I put a lot of time and effort into sorting, cleaning and conditioning these straps, most of which haven't been touched for years. They make perfect post-industrial, rustic accents, ties, and some would be appropriate for making into jewelry or accessories such as belts. If you are looking for a certain length or thickness don't hesitate to ask, as I just might have what you're looking for.
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