Re: Re: Help Identifying
This is certainly unusual and the bells show considerable wear. The design suggests that this was used like an “apron” draped in front of an animal similar to a “Martingale” that draped between the front legs of a horse from the bridal or collar. The primitive attachments suggest that this may not be American and could have been used on a camel or similar animal of Middle Eastern or Asian origin. The cup shaped bells, though, look to be of Western design. This is a beautiful set and has me stumped. Perhaps someone else has information on this set.
Harry Long, MD