Floral Camel Ornament

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This intricately-crafted camel ornament celebrates Rough Point’s resident Bactrian camels, Princess and Baby. The camel wears hibiscus flowers—just as the real Princess and Baby wore at their debut party in 1988.

Why we ❤ camels:

Two of Doris Duke’s more unusual pets were her Bactrian camels named Princess and Baby, who first came to Rough Point in 1988.  They enjoyed the summer months on the back lawn of Rough Point. Although the breeze from the ocean is cool, they stayed under the shade of a tent on the terrace outside the solarium when it was especially sunny. Rumor has it that they also enjoyed eating graham crackers! 

About St. Nicolas:

Based in London, all products are designed in-house and made by hand. For over twenty-five years, the company has worked with a charity in Thailand that helps woman find work in their community. Today, some 300 skilled women work at home sewing decorations for the ornaments. The traditional Indian method of zari embroidery is also used. Zari—meaning gold—originated in the Surat district of Gujarat in the 16th century and is a weaving technique that historically used precious metal wires and jewels as embellishment, and is a skilled craft which has been handed down from generation to generation.