The leatherworking design stamps were another tool donated by the paniolo cowboy Masa Kawamoto. The stamps were a metal tool used by Masa to create decorative designs and impressions into the leather saddles. The decorative impressions on the leather saddles may have served a dual purpose of decoration and increasing traction, which helped the rider stay in place. Earlier forms of the stamps were traditionally handmade out of wood, horn, or bone.
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