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Bahrain has an abundance of arts and crafts to satisfy every art lover. Art lovers can visit Bahrain to witness the culture of art that this Arab nation has to offer. There are authentic and ethnic display of Bahrain crafts, ranging from traditional weaving to pottery and paintings.


There are several craft centers in Bahrain, including ones that are run by Bahraini women. There are also several renowned individuals who have contributed to the arts and crafts in Bahrain through their works. Few notable names in this field are Shaikh Rashid bin Khalifa Al Khalifa, who first created oil painting at the age of 14, the legendary Abdulla Al Muharraqi, known and respected in all of Bahrain art circles, Nawal Ahmed Kamal, an inspiration for all young budding artistic women, and Nasser Al Yousif, the renowned artist who was critically acclaimed and won laurels all around.

The artistic treasure possessed by Bahrain has made it an important trade route in the Gulf. Pottery is one of the active handicrafts in Bahrain. There are several pottery workshops around Manama and in other parts of Bahrain. Here, one can note how pottery is made, while also purchasing some as souvenirs.