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