Miniature Stirrups

I recently bought a silver slipper stirrup from an online auction – I probably should have read the description more carefully, I was a little surprised when it arrived …

Silver slipper stirrups

My new slipper stirrup next to a full size example

I don’t know if it was made as a toy or a tourist souvenir, but it isn’t alone, I am forming quite a collection :

Miniature stirrups

Miniature stirrups

The other examples are Japanese stirrups or abumi

Full size & Miniature Abumi

Abumi or Samurai stirrups

And wooden stirrups from Chile

Miniature wooden stirrups from Chile

Wooden Huaso stirrups from Chile

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