Stirrups from South America

stirrup of South america consisting of wood and bronze



In this article we want to leave Europe and look at a particularly beautiful piece of South American manufacturing art. Although it looks more like an European pair of stirrups, as the French lilies suggest, it is South American. They were used in 18th and 19th centuries.



The condition of these two wooden stirrups is mixed and needs to be restored. The woodworm has befall both stirrups. Clearly visible are the woodworm damage canals who penetrated the entire wood structure. The metal construction, on the other hand, is in a better condition.


front view-of-the-Southamerican-stirrup-pair