Every January of the year, the desert city of Bikaner in India hosts one of the most colorful events in Asia: the Bikaner Camel Festival. This site was chosen because Bikaner has long been a camel breeding farm in India, and one of the largest. It is here where the favored beast of burden is honored and given homage to.
One of the events that comprise the festival is the camel haircut competitions. Artists use sharp scissors to transform camels into breathing works of art. They shave their coats to make room for traditional Indian patterns.
– Via Livejournal