Pancho Villa's Silver Snake-Headed Saddle
The saddle is the last of the major artifacts of the Mexican revolutionary leader to go on sale.
Pancho Villa’s last saddle will come to public auction on Saturday, January 28, 2012 when it is expected to earn a quarter of a million dollars.
The saddle, made and marked by expert craftsmen, is smothered in silver-wrapped threads and boldly-domed silver conchos.
The saddle, made and marked by expert craftsmen, is smothered in silver-wrapped threads and boldly-domed silver conchos, and adorned with exquisitely crafted 3-dimensional silver snake-head. Joseph Sherwood of High Noon says, “This is the trifecta for saddles: beautiful, in great condition and historically significant.”
Pancho Villa was a revolutionary leader and General during the Mexican Revolution. His real name was Doroteo Arango.
A pawn shop in El Paso, Texas is selling for more than $9,000 the right index finger of Pancho Villa, one of the leading figures of the 1910-1917 Mexican Revolution.