Saturday, July 26, 2014

In Khan’s steps - Full Article

July 25 2014
by Matthew Ward

An adventurer will carry leatherwork created in Suffolk across the steppes of Mongolia when she sets out in the world’s longest horse race.

The intricate work of Miguel Aguilar, owner of The Saddle Barn on Pruden Boulevard, was discovered by 32-year-old Rose Sandler on Instagram.

“I called them up one morning, and I decided to come and visit because it’s (Aguilar’s work) really cool,” Sandler, of Culpeper, said.

Aguilar says he’s been a leathersmith essentially “my whole life,” and is the third generation of his family to practice the art.

Born in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, his family moved to Texas in 1995, when he was 14. He opened the Suffolk shop a year ago...

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