Animal Husbandary

The domestication of animals has played an important role in man’s social and cultural life. The domesticated animals provide their flesh as food, skin or hides as leather in the manufacture of shoes and garments, hairs as woolen garments, horns for combs and other useful article, milk as a nutritious drink, dung as fuel. Besides some of the domestic animals are the safest and cheapest means of transport. The implements related to animal husbandry are collected from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu etc. used mainly by the Rabari, Lohar, Birhor and Gond people. The collected articles include decoration for camel, copper bell, bark rope to tie the animal, white rope for cattle, feeding trough, ornament for buffalo, disk for buffalo ornamentation, brass bell for cattle, seat decoration on camel’s back, copper bell for cattle, nose top for camel etc.

Updated date: 16-08-2016 01:45:47