Camel barbering is a unique art practiced in Karachi, Pakistan. The art turns ordinary camels smart in looks for better sale value.
Karachi is Asia's largest market for camel trade. An enormous crowd of merchants and herdsmen from Sindh and nearby area visit Karachi regularly for camel business. To ensure the high-profit sale, the sellers try their level best to decorate animals. The Karachi-based barbers are specialized in creating unique designs by trimming hair of the camel.
Barber make camels more stylish by trimming hair.
Karachi's cattle market is one of the biggest trade centers for camels and other pet animals.
Market has a different section for camels.
Sellers believe that by styling the Camel there are more chances of sale at the best price.
A wide variety of Camel species is found here.
These camels are well maintained and groomed best by the traders.
Barbers like Ali are popularising their traditional art of making Camel stylish.
During special occasions the traders experience a higher increase in Camel trade.
Camel Barbering has become a full fledged family business for several Sindhi and Pakistani families.
Styling is done with precision using scissors of varied sizes.
Camel Barbering requires patience and hardcore trimming skills. The art is mastered with regular practice.
Ali uses a simple scissor for trimming hair. He holds years of experience in styling the most beautiful animal of the desert.
As per the local barber, a professional can earn upto 10 to 15 thousand per animal during the peak sale time.
Camel Barbering brings thought how other animals will look if trimmed. But, for Camels the art simply suits them.