I recently visited Kurar house which is part of Shaikh Ebrahim Bin Mohammed developed houses
It is really and amazing project to retain a dying handicraft.. Please note that you can visit the house and watch the old ladies doing Kurar embroidery every Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays 9-12 am.
The exhibition Hall
The famous Singer !
This is where the ladies sit and do the Kurar embroidery
I will try to visit the Kurar house again when the ladies are there to watch them in action !
Photo copyright: Rasha Yousif
The Kurar House was established on 12 March 2007 to preserve the dying and unique Bahraini art of Kurar embroidery. The building provides a venue for elderly Bahraini ladies to pass on the art of the Kurar to younger generations. The Shaikh Ebrahim Center furthermore promotes the art and production of Kurar by supporting the artisans in their production and marketing of Kurar-embroidered clothes.
The restoration of the Kurar House was sponsored by Her Highness Shaikha Sabeeka bint Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa and Kuwait Finance House.
THE ART OF THE KURAR
Kurar is a form of embroidery using a golden thread. The Kurar ribbon is created amongst a minimum of three women at a time and immediately embroidered onto a garment. After the Kurar ribbon is completed and sown onto a garment, it is burnished to give it its characteristic shine and final touch.
|WHAT YOU CAN SEE ON YOUR VISIT
- Ladies doing Kurar work on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays 9-12 am
- Antique and modern garments with Kurar work
- OPENING HOURS
Saturday – Thursday
8 AM – 1 PM
4 PM – 7 PM
Archive photo of ladies doing Kurar
(Photo courtesy of BH-Guide)