Camels Flaunt Their Coats After Pak Barber Gives Them a Makeover

A pair of scissors is all it takes for Ali to make intricate designs on camels’ backs.

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We have seen and admired beautiful designs on Walls, clothes and carpets. But one can barely imagine seeing beautiful art-work designed on a camel’s body.

This Pakistani barber gives special haircuts to camels and creates fascinating designs on their coats, using just a pair of scissors.

Ali Hassan, 48, a talented camel-hair designer from a small village in Naushero Feroze, travels over 200 miles to Asia’s biggest cattle market in Karachi every year, weeks ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid-Al-Adha to earn extra money by using his talent to create beautiful artwork on camels.

Ali making designs on the Camel’s body using just a pair of scissors
Ali making designs on the Camel’s body using just a pair of scissors
(Photo: Caters/AP Screengrab)

The artwork is not only making the camels look attractive but has increased their value in the market as well.

Ali, who has learnt camel-hair designing from his forefathers, starts his job by taking a few measurements with the help of a rope, so that both sides of the camel’s body look similar.

Thousands of people visit this cattle market every day to buy animals for sacrifice on the occasion of Eid-Al-Adha...With this kind of artistry, the camel traders get anywhere between £90 and £150 for their camels compared to the simple ones...Every day I work for almost 13 to 14 hours. It takes me six to seven hours to create patterns on a camel...Sometimes my fingers swell up with pain.
Ali Hassan, Camel-hair designer
Camel with beautifully designed back rests in a livestock market in Karachi
Camel with beautifully designed back rests in a livestock market in Karachi
(Photo: Caters/AP Screengrab)

The cattle-traders cash in on Ali's incredible talent because of his designs on the camels’ coat, and get swarmed by demands from buyers.

We bet you’ll go ‘wow!’ on watching these cute camels flaunting their beautifully designed bodies.

Video Editor: Mohd Ibrahim

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