Pot makers preserve centuries-old tradition in Bahrain

STORY: Clay pot makers in Bahrain are preserving their centuries-old tradition

Mohammed Al Shughul says the craft has been in his family for generations

His workshop is known as one of the first businesses in Bahrain

and is now also a popular tourist attraction

The Jaffar Al Shughul workshop produces between 200-500 pots a month

which vary from decorative items to plates and coolers for daily use

[Mohammed Al Shughul, Pottery workshop owner]

“I was born into the pottery-making profession. My family has been in the business for a long time. Pottery is an old profession in Bahrain, it is known in Al A’ali, and I learned the craft from my father.”

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