Superb rare tassels made of camel wool, glass beads and the very rare mini-cowrie shells.
Three separate strands - each containing balls made of camel wool - have been tied together with red, blue, yellow, green & white beads and cowrie shells in a geometric zome arrangement.
These are used by the nomadic herder groups in Rajasthan and Gujarat to decorate their beloved camels.
As these groups get settled slowly, such pieces - made purely for self-consumption and not for commercial sale - are becoming rare.
Estimated to be from the 1970s
This item has spent a lifetime being used for the purpose of its creation with the original artist/user. Signs of this life lived heartily may be present on the piece in the form of stains, thread loss, loose threads, holes, tears, color run and other imperfections. Therefore the condition must be assumed to be “not” perfect. More photos of such imperfections will be provided on request.