It is often assumed that the sword represented the soul of a Samurai, however, this is a common mistake. The true skill of the samurai was defined by his talent with mounted archery; the connection between the warrior and his horse became one of the paramount skills required to be a true samurai, and hence, the horse was the soul of a samurai.
Horses were bred for stamina, endurance, and strength; all traits that native Japanese breeds had in full. The shorter statures, full chests and strong gaits, made them perfect companions for war, and eventually, for more peaceful times.
Made in Italy
70% Wool, 30% Silk
42cm x 42cm