Back in the eighth or ninth century, a famous musician called Ziryab taught concubines to play the oud (lute) and sing in Andalusia. This historical fact was narrated exaggeratedly through Orientalist paintings, in addition to movies and Arab soap operas that contributed in promoting the link between obscenity and the oud.
When the sea tides farewell the shore near Doha, a shocking secret is revealed. Tens of scuttled and abandoned ships, covered by the tide, lay stranded on the sandy seabed floor, exposed to the sun and the surrounding landscape.
One of only three female vendors left at the famed Souq Al-Hareem in Kuwait City, Umm Talal arrives early every morning to open her shop. Her assistants usually come a few minutes before, often to find that it’s been vandalized by unknown persons, with hateful gifts of feces or urine left near the kiosk for the aging merchant.
Zwara Aljumaa (colloquial of Friday family gatherings) is a feature focuses on the importance and the psychological depth of this Kuwaiti weekly ritual.
Anything hand crafted or worked by hand was respected and valued in her family. Unlike many in Kuwait, Lubna Saif Abbas grew up in a family that gardened, that baked and sewed and crafted and everyone pitched in creating in some way. Well known local artisan,
You are hit by the strong smell of leather and dyes and sounds of wiping, polishing and sewing