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Snout cover

Museum number:
9-23819
Permalink:
ark:/21549/hm21090023819
Alternate number:
163 (previous number (collector's original number))
Accession number:
Acc.4812
Object count:
1
Description:
Camel snout cover. A crocheted, circular bag made of plastic rope and closed at one end. It may be double crochet. Have never seen one made, but they are common everywhere that are camels. This one is yellow and red but they come in all colors. Used to keep camels from biting or eating. Frequently used in transit and in camel markets.
Donor:
Joy Hilden
Verbatim coll. place:
Does not remember, probably from market where Bedouin supplies sold
Culture or time period:
Bedouin
Collector:
Joy Hilden
Collection date:
1992-1993
Object type:
ethnography
Function:
1.4 Transportation and 2.2 Personal Adornments and Accoutrements
Production date:
c.1990
Accession date:
2019
Department:
Cat. 9 - Asia (incl. Russia east of Urals)
Dimensions:
whole— diameter 9 inches and whole— length 9 inches
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