Latin America, Mexico, ca. 1925 CE. This is a pair of spurs with beautiful tooled artwork on the arms, neck, and straps. The rowels are eight-sided and the leather straps have simple flower decorations. The straps are worn at the buckles, suggesting that these spurs were well-used. Mexican vaqueros (and occasional vaqueras) are the quintessential cowboy, and their techniques for managing cattle across the wide open landscapes of Mexico and what is today the American west were the inspiration for the iconic figure of America's Wild West. Spurs like these are a connection to the factual roots of that mythical past. Size: both measure approximately 12-1/4"L with the strap stretched out x 3-1/4" x 2-1/2".
Condition: Both the metal and leather components are in fine condition, with expected patina and wear but artwork still clearly visible and all parts intact and functional. Some of the leather is worn where the spurs were buckled.
Provenance: Ex-Historia Antiques, James Caswell, Santa Monica, CA
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