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Marriage Customs and Traditions of the Past in the UAE
Folk customs and traditions give a more holistic view of a community’s life by adding elegance...

Visual Culture and Its Influence on Elements of Folk Culture
Visual culture plays an important role in enriching culture. By decoding images, their meanings and ...

The Impact of Desert and City Cultures on the Traditional Sadu Craft and Products in Kuwait 
Textiles and their raw materials and artistic elements and designs can offer us insights into the te...
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An Institute for Heritage in the Arabian Gulf: One Way to Honour Our Culture and Serve Our People
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Kuwait has made significant contributions to the arts and music; it is at the forefront of the artistic movement in the Gulf and the Arabian Peninsula. Students in the Gulf and the Arab world are drawn to Kuwait by the Higher Institute of Musical Arts, the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts, and by all the facilities that the country has to offer.

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Traditional Carpentry and Ancient Doors in the Nafzawa District
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A district in southeast Tunisia, Nafzawa is in Qibli province, which is divided into northern and southern regions.

A vast area of the northern region is covered with oases of palm trees due to the abundance of natural spring water.

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Marriage Customs and Traditions of the Past in the UAE
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Folk customs and traditions give a more holistic view of a community’s life by adding elegance and authenticity. The human essence reveals itself through customs and traditions, which are the weapon that societies use to confront challenges and problems; they are the tool man uses to preserve his relationship with his community.

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The Biography of the Bani Hilal in Oral and Written Traditions
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Many researchers insist on distinguishing between myths and tales. However, one should differentiate between three concepts, although they are sometimes interchangeable: the tale (narrative); the myth; and the legend.

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The Imaginary in the Moroccan Jewish folktale: The Story of Yusuf (May peace be upon him)
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The folktale highlights aspects that play an important role in making events, values, and noble goals interesting to readers. It is one of the oldest genres of literary work preserved in written documents or in people’s memories. The folktale plays important roles by transmitting information about events, and by compensating for a lack of similar events in real life.

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Leadership in Moroccan Oral Poetry: The Example of Abdiyah Ayta
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In the Asifi region, ‘Abdiyah Ayta’ is an important element of folk culture in the Kingdom of Morocco. Researchers who study history, politics, literature, and sociology benefit from its rich cultural legacy, which includes information about the historical, cultural, traditional, artistic, and musical facets of Moroccan society.

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Algerian Folk Poetry: A Study of the Concept and Its Evolution, and Renowned Poets
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Folk literature is very important to studies of national identity and cultural, social and intellectual values. Folk literature is one of the most important pillars of national culture, and studies of folk literature are an important source of information about the cultural identity of any nation; a nation with no heritage has no present or future.

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Zar in Sudan: Folk Psychotherapy
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This study describes the role of practitioners of traditional medicine in Sudan, including herbalists, people who treat fractures (Al Basir), cupping specialists, and faith healers.

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Memory and Intangible Cultural Heritage
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As the title suggests, this study is about memory, a human characteristic. The paper will also address heritage, particularly intangible cultural heritage, which reflects human knowledge through the ages.

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Visual Culture and Its Influence on Elements of Folk Culture
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Visual culture plays an important role in enriching culture. By decoding images, their meanings and their indications, we were given a tremendous opportunity to re-form our human culture in a new and functional way.

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