Our Pushkar Wooden Camel figure has been handcrafted by master artisans in Rajasthan, India. Each camel features a dark wood finish with pressed metal details. Once a year in Pushkar, a town in Northwestern India, more than 11,000 camels gather to celebrate the Pushkar Ka Mela, or Camel Fair. The annual 5-day camel and livestock fair attracts thousands of people who journey from all over India and the world.
The camel is the icon of the desert in India and part of its cultural identity. They are considered to be the lifeline of desert people and a vital component of the economy in arid rural areas. Different than their counterparts in other parts of the world, these single humped dromedaries have a long, curved neck, big eyes and elongated eyelashes. Camels are mostly found in the Rajasthan region of India, with a wild population native to Jaisalmer, a World Heritage Site in the heart of the Thar Desert.
These handmade figures are a stately decorative piece on a table or library shelf, alone or in a set.
Each camel is approximately 8.5”H x 7.5”L x 2.5”W. Made of wood.
Each wooden figure has been individually crafted by hand and no two are exactly alike. Due to the age of each piece, there may be small marks, scratches and some variation in color that are consistent with the item’s age and use. These markings add to the item’s patina, and tell a story of its unique history and significance. Designs may differ slightly from piece to piece. Please Contact Us if you have any specific needs or questions.
Wipe clean with a damp cloth. Dry completely. Avoid harsh cleaners or chemicals. Please handle with care.