Heritage Festival
2014

Traditional Chests

Category
General
Date
3 - 9 April 2014, 4:00 - 9:00pm
Venue
Bahrain National Museum, Stall 7
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Still used as a decorative element in many houses, Sanadeeg Mubayata traditional chests also serve as storage for clothing and personal items. It’s appearance is distinguished by nail heads hammered into various decorative fashions.

These chests are made out of real wood and are often used to present the bride with her trousseau. Storing zeri in a dark area when not in use helps maintain its shine and appearance. Today, several traditional chest designs have been reinterpreted and now incorporate a variety of colors.

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