Packsaddle Makers

The pasksaddle making is one of the oldest crafts, which is in decline, but not extinct. It can be found mostly in the rural areas, and it will continue to exist until the pack animals are used for weight-bearing. To make packsaddles the craftsmen use wood, jute fabric or aba, tanned sheepskin and straw. The Packsaddles do not use sewing machines or carpenter tools for processing wood, but only adze and special wood-planing knife to plane the wooden parts.