Anthropological Collection

The rig is an object used in the saddles of donkeys, horses and mules. Occasionally it is also used for oxen mounts. In rural areas, it is still widely used to transport cargo from one place to another.

For making a tackle a selection of natural fibers is made, with which a bunch is made. The fibers can be obtained from plantain bushes, guano or cane stalks, or a combination of these materials. These, are placed forming a thick elongated and even tie, which is then given the shape of the rigging joining the two ends, so that the union is not noticed. The manufacturing process culminates by putting on top a strip of approximately 9 cm wide goat leather for protection and hardness. This leather is fixed to the surface by the cooking system from the edges, which is made with cabuya or synthetic yarn.

In the exhibition With the hands and the head: Craftsmanship as a creative constant, in the 4 Resolve Setting Creating / when the need is put to design, three mounts are exhibited like this, pieces from the Leon Center collection.

The exhibition will remain open to the public until the 20 day of July of 2014.

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