Heritage Festival

Kurar Embroidery

3 - 9 April 2014, 4:00 - 9:00pm
Bahrain National Museum, Stall 1
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Kurar embroidery produces beautiful ribbons of gold zeri, silver zeri and briesam which are made by hand and used to decorate clothing. It s the result of a group effort in which the width of the final product depends on the number of women involved in the process.

The Qataba sits opposite her partners, who assume the role of the Doakhil, holding and weaving several strands at a time while the Qataba guides the process and attaches the ribbon as it forms directly onto garments.

While the popular korar zeri makes an appearance in many different styles of thoub, the breisam version is reserved exclusively for men’s clothing.

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