Camel Ornaments

Camel ornaments. These have been widely used in the East. Owners of camels often put various ornaments on their favorite animals. Sometimes they cover the collars with cowrie shells which are sewn on them according to a pattern. Ornaments that are crescent-shaped are sewn on red cloth and make a jingling sound with each step of the animal. Often, ornaments of silver are displayed on the camel's neck. Concerning Gideon, Scripture says: "And Gideon arose, and slew Zebah and Zalmunna, and took the ornaments [crescents] that were on their camels' necks (Judges 8:21). Thus the camel's ornaments of that day were the same as used by the Arabs of today. [Manners And Customs of Bible Lands]

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