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Notes on Antique Textiles, Folk Art & Timeless Traditions – Jaina Mishra

And we thought ornaments were only for people? Traditional Animal Adornments

And we thought ornaments and clothing were only for humans?

A few vintage & antique examples of traditional adornments for the beloved farm animals.

1. Large Necklaces for a pair of royal bullocks

Traditional Animal Adornments - 1

2. Antique Bullock Head dress made of handspun cotton. All vegetable dyes.

ANTIQUE CEREMONIAL BULLOCK HEADDRESS PAIR

3. Camel Girth AdornmentANTIQUE CAMEL GIRTH SET

4. Silver Peacock jewelry for a royal horse

AJS-282 | SILVER PEACOCK ORNAMENT FOR ROYAL HORSE

5. Camel Headdress

ANTIQUE CEREMONIAL CAMEL HAT FROM KUTCH GYPSY TRIBES, GUJARAT

The passion and effort that is exhibited in these works is a testimony to the love that the makers felt for their animals!  See a dozen such animal adornments and more images of the above pieces in the wovensouls gallery.

VIEW TIMELESS ART FROM THE VANISHING CULTURES OF ASIA

Link to Part II

jm

December 2013

2 comments on “And we thought ornaments were only for people? Traditional Animal Adornments

  1. aurumeve
    December 28, 2013

    I think? it couls also be an additional testament to a level of care towards the animal, like the camel’s headdress as protection from the sun – and I wonder if the girth also helped in redistributing weight for the animal carrying 🙂

  2. wovensouls
    December 28, 2013

    Yes… never thought of that!!

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