Lynn Cuch

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Lynn Cuch


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Profile of artist Lynn Cuch

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Lynn Cuch is a third generation rancher whose grandfather was among the Ute Indians who moved to northern Utah’s Uintah Basin over a century ago. Lynn’s family has been raising cows since then and today he oversees the herd belonging to the Northern Ute Tribe. As a lifelong cowboy, Lynn knows good horse equipment. That’s why he recognized both the functionality and the beauty in old tack made from hitched horsehair.
After taking a few pieces apart, he realized how technically similar hitching is to weaving baskets, something he had watched his grandmother do as a boy. So he taught himself to hitch, building pieces for his own use. Nowadays Lynn builds one-of-a-kind headstalls and quirts, always planning how to make the next project even better, creating work that is durable, beautiful and unique.



“Lynn Cuch,” Utah Folk Arts, accessed April 18, 2024,

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