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159. Prins Harald - no-nb digifoto 20150710 00010 bldsa pk kgl0031 (cropped)

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159. Prins Harald - no-nb digifoto 20150710 00010 bldsa pk kgl0031 (cropped)

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Norsk bokmål: Bildet er hentet fra Nasjonalbibliotekets bildesamling. Anmerkninger til bildet var: Fra sin store USA-reise i 1939 hadde kronprinsparet med seg forseggjorte kostymer som gaver til de tre barna: Indianerdraktertil prinsesse Ragnhild og Astrid, og cowboyutstyr til prins Harald. Bilder av de utkledde barna ble tatt av på Skaugum og utgitt som postkort.
Depicted person: Harald V

They are buckled on over pants with the chaps' integrated belt, but unlike trousers, they have no seat (the term "assless chaps" is a tautology) and are not joined at the crotch. They are designed to provide protection for the legs and are usually made of leather or a leather-like material. Their name is a shortened version of the Spanish word chaparajos. Chaparajos were named after the chaparral (thick, thorny, low brush), from which they were designed to protect the legs while riding on horseback. Like much of western American horse culture, the origin of chaparajos was in the south of Spain, from which it then passed on to the part of New Spain that later became Mexico, and has been assimilated into cowboy culture of the American West. They are a protective garment to be used when riding a horse through brushy terrain.

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