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The Message Of Folklore from Bahrain To The World
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Graves and mausoleums of pious men (Awliyaa) in Morocco

In Morocco, there are many graves and mausoleums of pious men (Awliyaa), and some Moroccan families visit these graves in search of solutions for mental...

Symbols in southern Tunisian textiles and their denotations

In this paper, we highlight the most important features of symbols found in various traditional woven fabrics in southern Tunisia’s cities and towns, and...

Prayer beads (Masbaha): From the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul to Al Shuq Palace in Cairo

People use prayer beads to keep count while they recite the Tasbih prayer. The beads are made of natural materials such as stones, wood, metal or bone, or of...

With respect and gratitude for the Egyptian school of folk art ..

In 1932, delegations from most Arab countries and European scholars, musicians and historians attended the First Music Conference at the Institute of Arab...

Taghribat Bani Hilal: From word of mouth to the theatre

In his PhD dissertation on the history of the Bani Hilal, Dr. Abdul Hamid Yunus, a professor of Folk Literature at Cairo University, said that Ibn...

Graves and mausoleums of pious men (Awliyaa) in Morocco

In Morocco, there are many graves and mausoleums of pious men (Awliyaa), and some Moroccan families visit these graves in search of solutions for mental...

Research into the problem of elite culture and folk culture: Teaching folk culture in Morocco

Before discussing the issue of folk culture and its relationship with the culture of the elite in Morocco, we must talk about the Western understanding and...

Myths and folktales about sea creatures in Bahrain

Mythical creatures, mythological animals and mythical beings are widely spread concepts. They can be found in all known cultures, and each culture has at least...

Symbols in southern Tunisian textiles and their denotations

In this paper, we highlight the most important features of symbols found in various traditional woven fabrics in southern Tunisia’s cities and towns, and...

Prayer beads (Masbaha): From the Grand Bazaar in Istanbul to Al Shuq Palace in Cairo

People use prayer beads to keep count while they recite the Tasbih prayer. The beads are made of natural materials such as stones, wood, metal or bone, or of...

A view of folk poet Sidi Al Akhdar ibn Khalluf

Sidi Al Akhdar ibn Khalluf is a renowned folk poet in North Africa, especially Algeria. He left a huge legacy, most of which is still in the form of...

Sawt music in the Arabian Gulf and Tunisia

We were inspired to write about Sawt after reading numerous studies about this ancient musical form. In this paper, I focus on Sawt in Tunisia and in the...

Rababah singers in Upper Mesopotamia

This paper presents the first classification of past and present rababah singers in Upper Mesopotamia. After an arduous yearlong field study, I was able to...

The History of Jewellery in Islam

The jewellery industry has grown since ancient times. Some jewellery was made of bone and stones but, over time, it has been fashioned from gold or silver with...

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