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Photo shown at Expanding the Girths, an exhibition of traditional and contemporary ply-split braiding, West Ox Arts Gallery, Bampton, England, September 28 - October 21, 2001
Traditional Ply-Split Braiding in India
Ply-split girths on a camel at the annual Desert Fair, Jaiselmer, Rajasthan, India, 1987.
Girths hold the saddle on the camel's back. The girths shown here were made using cords hand-made from black and white goat hair. The cords were worked in single-course oblique twining (SCOT) in a traditional chevron design.
Photo by Peter Collingwood.
This page updated on June 25, 2013.