Sunday, January 1, 2012

AWARE Center Events- Bedouin tents and desert Customs

January 3, 2012 @ 7:00 pm.

AWARE Center: By Maziad Al-Khaldi

Modern day Kuwaitis are the descendants of several nomadic tribes and clans who ultimately settled on the coast of the Arabian Gulf during the eighteenth century to avoid the persistent drought of the desert. When they arrived at the coast, the clans built forts to protect themselves from other nomadic tribes who still traversed the desert. Society in Kuwait in known for strong ties between its members. Families, neighbors, and friends maintain close relationships, and everyone is ready to share and celebrate special occasions with others. Until now, ethnic Kuwaitis are still struggling to maintain their cultural heritage in an increasingly complex society. One of the aspects in which they strive to maintain their culture is living in tents in Winter. Do you know how many types of tents exist? What is the different between tents of today and those of the past? In his 25-minute presentation, Maziad will answer all these questions and many more. He will also share a Bedouin recipe on the screen. All those interested are welcome on January 3rd, 2012 at 7:00pm.

1 comment :

  1. The merchants and residents of Kuwait City - the pearl divers were certainly NOT Bedouins. Not all Kuwaitis are descendants are from the Bedu.

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