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The Katara Expo unveiled to strengthen Qatari-Kuwaiti ties

The Katara Cultural Village yesterday unveiled the The Qatari-Kuwait Relations Exhibition which opened doors for public in Qatar yesterday.

The exhibition displays extremely rare documents that date back to more than a century ago, reflecting the commercial ties between Qatar and Kuwait. Some of the items on display reflect the strong longstanding ties between the two states.

The exhibits include more than two million documents about Gulf States and Kuwait, some of which are over 200 years old. There is also a rare collection of Kuwaiti official documents including passports issued during the reign of Sheikh Abdallah bin Sabah in 1887.

The display also includes Islamic antiques, silver coins, gold coins from pre-Islamic era, weaponry from the Umayyad, Abbasid and Fatimd eras, an ancient piece of gold-embroidered Kiswah, 950 year old parchments etc.

The show also displays several traditional items that represent Kuwaiti marine culture comprising fishing kits, accessories, books on pearl diving, and objects from Amiri palaces of Kuwait, with personal belongings of Kuwaiti Rulers in various periods.

Hosted by Katara Cooperation, together with Expo 965 for Heritage and Handicrafts Exhibition Centre the expo features 17 Kuwaiti private museum owners, handicraft and heritage experts.

The exhibition also displays jewellery, artworks and handicrafts by some talented artists and skilled artisans in Kuwait, some of them holding live demonstrations on the process of creating their unique pieces with great craftsmanship.

Formally launched by Dr. Khalid bin Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, General Manager, Katara Cultural Village, in the presence of diplomats, dignitaries and heritage enthusiasts, Dr. Sulaiti mentioned that the expo forms part of the continuous cultural ties between Kuwait and Qatar.

Further, Katara’s support to such events strengthens our commitment to raise awareness on our heritage, and this expo enables Kuwait and Qatari heritage enthusiasts to exchange ties in this major field, Al Sulaiti pointed out.

The Expo will remain open to public until 10th of July.

Posted on 5/7/2018

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