Sea cul­ture meet­ings in GCC key to ed­u­cate fu­ture gen­er­a­tions: Re­searcher

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - — KUNA

DOHA: Nawaf Al-As­four, a re­search in Sea Cul­ture from Kuwait, on Satur­day un­der­lined im­por­tance of spe­cial­ized meet­ings in Arab Gulf coun­tries be­cause they ed­u­cate fu­ture gen­er­a­tions about his­tory of fore­fa­thers. He said these meet­ings were also im­por­tant to re­vive tra­di­tions and cul­ture of sea of the Gulf coun­tries.

As­four was speak­ing on side­lines of Katara 6th Tra­di­tional Dhow Fes­ti­val. He said Kuwait’s pavil­ion in the fes­ti­val dis­played tools and equip­ment used by pearl divers and traders, as well as nav­i­ga­tion in­stru­ments used in dhow ships.

There are sam­ples of Kuwaiti wooden-made dhows built by Ibrahim Al-Failawi, noted As­four, while Hadi Al-Asousi was re­spon­si­ble for the set­ting up of the pavil­ion. The pavil­ion, he ex­plained, con­sisted of shapes de­pict­ing old Kuwaiti houses in­clud­ing the room of the pride and her be­long­ings. As­four thanked the or­ga­niz­ers for hon­or­ing Kuwaiti sea cul­ture re­searcher Dr Yaaqoub Al-Ha­jji, Dhow Skip­per Khaled Khal­ifa Al-Rashed and Al-Failakawi. Al-Rashed, the skip­per of Al-Muhal­lab Dhow, praised the fes­ti­val be­cause it would pre­serve the tra­di­tions and his­tory of an­ces­tors to keep them for fu­ture gen­er­a­tions. The five-day fes­ti­val dis­played a va­ri­ety of sea-re­lated jobs and skills, like the pearl div­ing and trad­ing, ship-build­ing, pearl open­ing tech­nique, sail man­u­fac­tur­ing and fish­ing.

DOHA: Of­fi­cials at­tend the Katara 6th Tra­di­tional Dhow Fes­ti­val. — KUNA

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