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Antique Camel Caravan Bell with strap

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Directory: Archives: Regional Art: Asian: Indian Subcontinent: Himalayas: Pre 1920: Item # 1371702

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Until the mid 1900's, transporting goods along the silk road was accomplished by camel caravans ...and it was important not to lose the camels in sand storms along the way... Each camel from Tibet was "adorned" with 3 large bell hang from a strap around the camel's belly, a 2nd bell was strapped around the neck, and the 3rd bell was hung from the camels tail. This old camel's bell was used on the caravans travailing between Tibet, across China and into Mongolia. It comes with the well traveled, worn and torn belt from which it was hung...