You are looking at a wonderful piece of
folk art from the Navajo Reservation out of Farmington, New Mexico.
This was purchased in the middle 1970's from Tanners. Navajo toys are
clay formed into figures then painted with poster paint. There is not
any firing done on this type of art so each item is very fragile. The rider's hat is made of black paper and is not removable. He has small
chips of turquoise for eyes.
The bridle is made of cotton twine and copper wire. Natural will is
used for the tail and mane. The bedroll is made from an old beacon
blanket. Slight damage on
the ears of the horse,but no broken parts.
Cotton string is used as a lead. The pack animal has a
cotton bundle of an old beacon blanket and two clay barrels on either
side on the pack animal. There is damage on the right ear of this
animal. It was broken when purchased in the 1970's. A wonderful piece of folk art to be enjoyed.
rider stands 4 1/2" high on his own and sits 5 1/2" high on the
The horse is 3 1/2" high and 5 1/2" long.
The pack animal stands 2 3'4" high and 3" long and 2 3/4"