GDN Special Report: Potters threatened by rising fuel costs (VIDEO)
Thu, 08 Mar 2018
By Reem Al Daaysi (Pictures: Sadiq Marzooq)
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BAHRAIN’s ancient pottery industry is at risk from a dramatic rise in kerosene prices, which has driven up fuel costs by as much as 540 per cent since 2015.
The trade can be traced back to the Dilmun era more than 4,000 years ago, but now only seven factories continue to produce pottery at their traditional base in A’ali.