leatherworking design stamp

leatherworking design stamp

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
stamp
date made
ca.1940
place made
United States: Hawaii, Hawaii
Associated Place
Philippines
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3 7/8 in x 1 1/8 in x 1/2 in; 9.8298 cm x 2.8448 cm x 1.27 cm
ID Number
2012.0205.08
accession number
2012.0205
catalog number
2012.0205.08
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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