Spanish Colonial Spurs

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These are the Spanish colonial spurs for this years exhibit ,they represent the most time I have ever put into one project. I was inspired to go the distance on these by the  ornamental spurs of the Spanish artisans of the 1700′s thru early 1800′s as well as  the works of Master Maker John Ennis  who seemingly stretched even their talents.

Spanish spurs 2The men who proudly wore these styles as well as the men who made them lived in a time when life was cheap, warfare, strife and hardship were the norm, their family honor, fighting, and horsemanship skills were their main sources of pride.. rightly so as quite often their lives depended them.

Plenty of time to think of such things while these were in progress..

Ernie

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