Women’s Handicraft Centre

Arts & Crafts in Al Bateen & Al Mushrif

Image by Lindsey Parry Lonely Planet

This government-run centre showcases textile weaving, embroidery, basket-making, silver-thread needlework and other time-honoured crafts traditional to the region, though there was very little happening when we last visited. Shoes should be removed before entering the various workshops and permission sought for photographs. All items are for sale in the on-site shop – though that was shut when we were there.

The centre is behind the main building of the General Women's Union (ask the guard for directions), at the south end of Al Karamah St.


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