Destination guide Bahrain

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THE TRADITIONAL CRAFTS OF BAHRAIN ARE BASED UPON RELA -
TIVELY FEW LOCALLY OCCURRING RAW MATERIALS. RUSH MATTING
IS WOVEN FROM GRASS BY SITRA CRAFTSMEN. THEY ARE WELL
USED IN MOSQUES AND HOUSES THROUGHOUT BAHRAIN.
LOCAL CRAFTS INCLUDE BASKETWORK, POTTERY MADE WITH AALI
CLAY TRANSFORMED INTO INCENSE BOWLS, WATER JUGS, AND
DRINKING CUPS.

THE CLOTH WEAVERS OF BANI JAMRA, ARE, A DECLINING BREED.
THERE ARE STILL SEVERAL SKILLED WEAVERS IN THE VILLAGE AND
IT ENVIRONS. THEIR PRODUCTS ARE GAINING A SPECIAL RARITY
VALUE.

TRADITIONAL CARPENTRY IN THE FORM OF CARVED DOORS, LATTICE
PANELS OR FURNITURE IS STILL MADE BY HAND AT ALAWI FURNI-
TURE WORKS. COPPER COFFEE POTS ARE INCREASINGLY HARDER TO
FIND SINCE MOST METAL-SMITHS ONLY WORK IN TIN AND PURE
COPPERSMITHS ARE VERY FEW IN NUMBER. IT IS HOWEVER, STILL
POSSIBLE TO LOCATE EXAMPLES IN LOCAL ANTIQUE SHOPS IF ONE
PERSISTS IN ONE'S SEARCH.

EMBROIDERY IS YET ANOTHER CRAFT WHICH FLOURISHES. WOMEN OF
SEVERAL VILLAGES, INCLUDING BUSAIBI AND SANABIS, EMBROIDER
INTRICATE PATTERNS ONTO THEIR NATIONAL COSTUMES AND THESE
ARE THEN SOLD IN THE WEDNESDAY MARKET. GOLD EMBROIDERY IS
ALSO SEWN INTO THE FORMAL WOOLEN CLOTHES WORN BY THE MEN
OF BAHRAIN ON SPECIAL OCCASIONS.
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