Al Korar House

Historic Building in Muharraq Island

This house is a gathering point for Muharraq women intent on preserving the craft of al korar (gold-thread weaving), which three generations of a local family have saved from extinction. Once, the intricate threadwork was the occupation of all resident women; now only a handful of people know how to weave the elaborate braid that once adorned all Bahraini ceremonial gowns.

All works the women produce in this house are sold before they are made, so you will have to be lucky to see one of the finished, gossamer-thin gowns.