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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 girth on a camel at the annual Desert Fair, Jaiselmer, Rajasthan, India, 1987.
Girths hold the saddle on the camel's back. The girth shown here (vertical in the photo) was made using red and white cotton cords. The cords were ply-split using a combination of single-course oblique twining (SCOT) and plain oblique twining.
Photo by Peter Collingwood.
This page updated on June 25, 2013.