Doug Baum

Doug Baum has guided commercial camel treks in Egypt, Jordan, India and Morocco since 2003 and in Texas since 1998. This article is adapted from a paper presented at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He lives with his family and camels—six dromedaries and three Bactrians—near Waco, Texas. Follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @texascamelcorps.

Articles by Doug Baum

The Art of Saddling a Camel

The Art of Saddling a Camel

Since the earliest days of domestication, the camel’s hump—or humps—have challenged would-be riders. In Africa, Arabia, India and Central Asia, saddle designs have long expressed both utility, beauty and culture.

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