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Amazing Camel Hair Art at Bikaner Camel Festival

Every year, in the month of January, thousands of visitors flock to Bikaner, India for the Camel festival. Desert region’s folk dances and music, add on to what is otherwise an exclusive camel affair. Camels fascinate tourists from all over the world with their movements, charm and grace. A spectacle of unusual camel performances: camel races, camel dances, and the bumpy, neck shaking camel rides. [1]

The festival starts with the procession of beautifully decorated camels, a competition for best decorated camel, fur cutting design, camel milking and the best camel hair cut. On the second day, the fleetest camels of the region take part in the camel races. [1]

Photographer Osakabe Yasuo says that camel hair artwork can take up to three years to create. For the first two years, the hair is grown, trimmed and prepped. For competitions, the hair is then trimmed into intricate patterns and dyed for the dramatic effect you see below. [2]

Sources: rajasthantravelguide.comTwisted Sifter | Buzzfeed

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Photo by Steve Hoge

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  • http://www.facebook.com/thomas.weiss.777 Thomas Weiss via Facebook

    definitiv ARTgerecht!

  • Deividas Virbickas via Facebook

    pimp my camel

  • http://www.facebook.com/asha.chaudhry Asha Chaudhry via Facebook

    ‘art of cameling’ :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/indiadecoded247 Indiadecoded via Facebook

    we’re gonna steal these camels tomorrow – u can keep them tonight! :))))))

  • http://www.facebook.com/ruth.cheshire.9 Ruth Cheshire via Facebook

    Wow ! So beautiful x

  • http://www.facebook.com/samantha.jones.988373 Samantha Jones via Facebook

    Amazing!

  • Luvs Trtls

    The intricacy of the design and skill of the craftsman is stunning!  Three years to complete one design on a camel?  That’s true commitment and patience!

  • Solbon

    Cool camels!

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