All over India, Pakistan and the Middle East you will discover camels. These cultivated even-toe ungulates are not simply hard workers, but they also offer milk and meat. These animals are renowned in a multiplicity of carnivals as well as the globe famed Bikaner Camel Festival in Rajasthan, India and camel beauty pageants in Abu Dhabi and the Cholistan Desert in Pakistan. According to photographer Osakabe Yasuo, this incredible camel hair artwork can 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. Please enjoy this gallery of incredible camel art. Big thanks to Osakabe and the other photographers for documenting this fascinating tradition with such wonderful photos.
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September 5th, 2012 Susan C.