Bringing back a 1000-year-old Emirati Tradition that was practiced much before the gulf was known for its oil in the 1960s.
This beautiful art is a dedication to all those Emirati noble Pearl divers (Ghais) & sea-surfers who braved the waves which would last for months on the Arabian Gulf in keeping the Tradition from dying.
These young Divers would start the journey by building the vessel to start the journey with their captain, crew assistant, Singer, Puller & a Cook. They would wear the nose clip ( made from the horn of a gazelle) with a fishing basket & be hours under deep-sea till they reached the pearl beds (AlHiraat) in the quest for oysters & earn their share.
The most perfect shape & color Pearl was called 'Dana'
The poetic verses on the Scarf are extracted taken from :
The Book- 'Flashes of Verse ' By His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The Poem - The People of the Gulf
" We are the people of the Gulf
The sea, the pearls, and the ever-bright stars testify to this,
For we are the grand-children of noble-seafarers
who braved the mountains waves"
Available in two sizes.