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Denotations of Bedouin dances and songs in the Levant
Bedouin dances and songs are the result of the Bedouins' interaction with their harsh environment. S...

Palestinian folklore: The endangered Tabun
Like other nations, Palestine has a heritage rich in traditional materials and tools that play a sig...

Dictionary of Islamic architecture and ornament
The researcher traces the meanings and implications of Islamic architecture, ornaments and miniature...
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The real or the synthetic ?
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There are many stories about how pearls are formed. Some are very similar to scientific discoveries that explain the stages of a pearl’s formation. 
A pearl begins to form inside an oyster’s shell when an intruder, such as a grain of sand or a tiny animal, slips into the oyster. In response to the irritation, the oyster covers the intruder with layers of nacre, eventually producing a glittering pearl.

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Types of folktale
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A type of folk art, the folktale is a kind of narrative produced by the collective memory and passed down orally through the generations. The folktale is one of the most important means of cultural transmission among the generations; it is a social practice that transmits social ideas.

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Cultural, folkloric and social connotations in the novel Zainab
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This paper examines the novel Zainab by the Bahraini writer Rabab al-Najjar for the following purposes...

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Games in the Abbasid Era based on archaeological discoveries in the Islamic city of Ayla
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The researcher sheds light on the most important games discovered in the Islamic city of Aylah. These games, which are still played today, date back to the Abbasid Era.

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Research on “As My Grandfather Played”
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Games emerged and evolved to entertain people and promote solidarity. They involved the use of simple raw materials.

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Folk medicine in Morocco
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 In Morocco, folk medicine is a social phenomenon that attracts many people, although some are sceptical. This type of medicine is popular with poor, simple people, but also with members of the middle and upper classes.

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Denotations of Bedouin dances and songs in the Levant
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Bedouin dances and songs are the result of the Bedouins' interaction with their harsh environment. Some songs and dances - such as Jafrah and Zarif Altul, which are performed by women of the Bani Hilal tribe - date back hundreds and possibly even thousands of years. Did the Bani Hilal women invent these dances and songs, or were they common to other Bedouin tribes?

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The theoretical and practical foundations of the development of weaving looms (Sadu)
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A traditional form of weaving practiced by Bedouin women in rural communities in Kuwait and other Gulf states, Al Sadu is used to produce fabric for furniture and accessories for camels and horses.

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Palestinian folklore: The endangered Tabun
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Like other nations, Palestine has a heritage rich in traditional materials and tools that play a significant part in the people’s lifestyle, ways of thinking and behaviours. These traditional artefacts also reflect people’s sentiments, feelings and wishes.

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Dictionary of Islamic architecture and ornament
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The researcher traces the meanings and implications of Islamic architecture, ornaments and miniatures. He also studies their diversity, uniqueness and openness to the Other by examining the geometric and architectural aspects of Amiriya School and Mosque in Rada’a. The capital of Yemen’s most powerful Islamic mini-state, (Tahiriya State), Rada’a was known for science and architecture.

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