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The Desert Festival of Thar


The Desert Festival of Thar

Our camel story starts in the Great Thar desert in northern India. Sir Winslow was in the Thar Desert seeking out sheep's wool that he was going to have woven into beautiful Persian rugs for his manor house back in England. He had heard of a wonderful festival near Jodhpur that celebrated camels and desert life and wanted to see what it was all about. The desert festivals are celebrated with great zest and zeal. This festival takes place in the winter months. The performers are dressed in brilliantly hued costumes, the people of the desert dance and sing haunting...

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