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Camel | Dhokra

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woo-woo Hump Day!

Add this stunning one-humped Camel figurine to your decor, it will instantly give a contemporary look to your living room. This piece is made of premium superfine brass by Tribal artisans in Bastar using 4000 years old lost wax technique. Artisans have carefully highlighted the most prominent part of this hoofed mammal - the hump. 

Crafts that speaks its story to you!

The word ‘camel’ has been derived from the Latin word camelus, and and from the Hebrew word gāmāl, which means ‘going without’, which describes this animal’s ability to go without food or water for days. India is at the eastern end of the distribution range of the one-humped camel with Rajastan dominating about 80 per cent of the camel population. India’s camel culture is globally unique, closely associated with Raika/Rebari community the most. There are many stories about the origin of the camel and how it came to India. The well-known is told by the Charans (story-tellers, record-keepers) about Pabuji Rathore and Sayrah Bhagani. Pabuji was a thakur (landlord) from Kolumand, near Pokhran, who lived in the 14th century and Sayrah Bhagani, the Nawab (ruler) of Mathela. One day Pabuji tried to steal the camels from Sayrah, those were grazing in a tree-studded plain near the village of Lankra which is located 12 km from Umarkot. Pabuji and Sayrah Bhagani started fighting with each other, but in the last minute, a Charan exchanged their turbans which meant that they had become like brothers. Sayrah Bhagani then offered the red and brown she-camels to Pabuji as a gift. Pabuji refused as he had nothing to give in exchange. Then Sayrah Bhagani suggested that he gift him the Charan. Pabuji agreed and ever since the Charans are respected by both Hindu and Muslim communities. This event is dated to 1321 V.S. according to the Charan.

Why Do Camels Smile? In Islam, Allah is known by 99 names. However, there goes a theory that there exists a 100th name, which is known only to camels! Hence, if you may have noticed, they always seem to have a knowing smile on their face.

Antique Brown : Dimension: 8 x 4 x 11 inch  Weight : 1320 gms

Antique Brass: 7 x 3 x 6 inch Weight : 1280 gms

You would love to know this piece of art is 

[] Authentic Indian tribal art, purely handcrafted.
[] Eco-friendly and made of 100% natural products. 
[] Made with brass, zinc alloy, lead-free and non-toxic materials.

Caring instructions : Wipe with a dry cloth . A soft-bristled brush can also be used to clean the fine crevices.

Roomantique guarantee : Our crafts last a lifetime.  

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