Camels can be seen in thousands at the annual Camel Fair at Pushkar.

The camels are decorated by shearing the hair, tattoes and tonnes of Jewellery . Over time it has transformed into a form of Art in its own right.

We peek into this form of Camel Art at Pushkar and see the simpler forms of Body art created by shearing.

camels all over
Undecorated Juvenile camels

When you compare the picture above to that below you will appreciate the amount of effort that goes into creating the DECORATED CAMELS.

The lovely sunshine shows up the body art of this camel created entirely by shearing the hair.

Camels decorated
Decorated Belly and Floral Rump

The head, Β and the tail have tattoos whereas the belly , chest and hump have been decorated by shearing the hair.

A poster of a famous actress from Bollywood can be seen in the foreground.


bollywood and the camel
Fit for Bollywood with a decorated tail

This Camel has been tattooed with two auspicious symbols, one is the swastika and the second the trident or the trishul .

Do notice one of the Swastikas has been incorrectly tattooed.


Trust you enjoyed the Camel Fair.



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mukul chand

51 year old entrepreneur who has traveled extensively around the world for work and pleasure , is based in New Delhi, India. A passionate traveler born with a love for flora and fauna, is an active naturalist and amateur photographer. Here he shares his unique insight into Incredible India revealing its mysterious and exotic treasures. Writing from his heart he shares his experiences as he crisscrosses this vast and amazing land.

28 thoughts on “CAMEL BODY ART”

      1. that’s interesting. Over here, some hard-hearted Nazis spray it on gravestones after raiding burial places to insult the dead. Or on refugee housing to insult the inhabitants.


  1. Love these camels! They are like the Poodles of the U.S. πŸ˜ƒ
    Regarding the swastika… Until the Nazis used this symbol, the swastika was used by many cultures throughout the past 3,000 years to represent life, sun, power, strength, and good luck. The word “swastika” comes from the Sanskrit svastika – “su” meaning “good,” “asti” meaning “to be,” and “ka” as a suffix.
    Too bad Hitler took a perfectly good symbol and gave it a bad name.

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