West Asia

Metalworking

Includes the swords, daggers and traditional coffee pots. The Arabs have been famous since pre-Islamic times for the great attention they pay to arms, military...

Pottery

Includes: Pottery and ceramics, pottery colouring, engraving and decoration of gypsum products and artifacts In Bahrain, the village of A'ali is known for its pottery...

Textiles

Weaving for the craftswomen was not an easy job. The best palm tree fronds had to be found and purchased as required. They had...

Woodwork

Including: traditional chests, architectural crafts (ceilings, doors, windows, and balconies), engraving and decorating on wood. Traditional Arabic wooden chests of various sizes, ranging from very...

Shanasheel (balcony)

Rugs and kilim in Iraqi Kurdistan

Kurdistan, in the north-east region of Iraq, is mainly covered by mountains and has been inhabited by the Kurds since ancient times. Kurdistan is...

Al-mūḍīf (reed house)

The ancient land of Mesopotamia hosts two great rivers—the Euphrates and Tigris—that flow from the Turkish mountains in the north, through Mesopotamia, and then,...
Zilou weaving

Zilou weaving

Zilou is a traditional and hand-woven craft which is used for furnishing and floor covering. It dates back to sixth and seventh century B.C....
Turquoise inlay

Turquoise inlay

Turquoise inlay is an art which creates a layer of turquoise little-cut stones on the body of metal objects, making and preparing valuable decorative...

Kashi (tile) making

The art of making earthenware mud bricks with a layer of coloured glazed designs and patterns to cover all kinds of surfaces of a...
Pottery

Pottery

Pottery is the art of forming clay in different shapes using arm force and talent, innovation and artistic creativity simultaneously. Undoubtedly, pottery is the...