Identifying the types of wood used for manufacturing dhows will be the focus of a workshop to be held on Saturday at Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre.
The craft is one of the traditional industries that Bahrain has been famous for since ancient times.
Participants will learn how to chop wood, draw and carve pieces and configure dhow attachments, from 10am to 12.30pm.
It’s part of a number of fun and entertaining workshops organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities (Baca) this week.
A Saff – Palm Tree Leaves Weaving workshop will offer training on the art of palm front weaving. It’s one of the oldest traditional handicrafts practised by women to make household accessories and tools.
The English and Arabic event will take place on Saturday, from 10am to 12.30pm, for those aged 14 and above.
Those interested in learning more about palms can also benefit from a reading workshop, where children will be taught the story of Nakhla, which in English translates to the ‘beloved palm’. The event is being organised at Al Jasra Handicrafts Centre as part of the Young Artisan Programme. It will be held on Saturday, from 4pm to 6pm.
A Pottery on the Wheel workshop will teach trainees about the types of pottery and tools used in shaping them.
Participants can also discover the methods of pottery wedging and kneading. Two workshops will take place, one from 10am to 12.30pm and the other from 4pm to 6.30pm.
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