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Kalbelia Camel Hanging Decor

SKU#  462327
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Why We Love It

Our World Market exclusive Kalbelia Camel Hanging Décor makes a delightful and exotic accent that hangs from anywhere to your windows, doorways or Christmas tree. The camel is a revered animal as well as cultural symbol throughout India, and we love how it is colorfully represented in this handcrafted and versatile accent piece.

Details & Dimensions

  • Handcrafted of fabric
  • Due to handcrafting, slight variations will occur
  • Part of our Life of Pi Collection
  • World Market exclusive
  • Made in India
3"W x 4"H

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The Story Behind It

The Decorative Inspiration of Kalbelia Dancers

Inspired by the ornamentation and fabrics worn by Kalbelia dancers, colorful handmade hanging fabric animals are popular decorative accents in India These festive decorations found throughout the country are crafted into many different types of animals, like camels, snakes and elephants.

The Kalbelia people were once a nomadic tribe that eventually settled in Rajasthan. Their main income source was catching snakes and trading venom, a defining attribute to their people. The Kalbelia are a celebratory tribe that revels in happy occasions with their unique form of dance resembling that of serpents with sensuous winding undulations.