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Camel Motif in Antique Rugs

Meanings of the Camel Motif

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The camel motif and symbols are often found in antique rugs from central Asia and the Middle East. Camels were a vital animal of burden in Middle Eastern life, and incorporating the imagery of a camel into a textile was seen as a blessing.

Because camels can withstand the harsh climate of the desert for long periods of time, camels also came to represent strength and endurance. Additionally, camels sometimes represent fertility, because of their ability to store water and nourish themselves.

Camel Motif in an Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug 47077 by Nazmiyal

Camel Motif depicted in an Antique Caucasian Kazak Rug 47077

The camel motif is often found in tribal rugs from the Middle East, and are especially prevalent in Caucasian rugs.

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