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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Touring the Gulf States >> Doha: Pearl of the Gulf >> Glimpse into Qatari Culture: 'Zabra' > ‘Al-Maara’
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There was a photography exhibition at the art gallery in the cultural village titled “Zabra,” the most precious moment of one’s lifetime. “It is a traditional Qatari word that defines the dressing up for special occasions, it stems from our genuine heritage, our great history and our own identity to describe one’s maximum feeling of honor, pride and excitement in a specific time and definite place,” says the exhibit brochure.

I photographed a lot of the exhibit as it was just stunning, and the more I look at the images, the more taken I am with them, an insight into Qatari culture that I never could have found on my own.

“Al-Maara is a golden necklace in the form of a crescent moon and a star, chosen from the gifts provided by the family’s bridegroom to the bride, as adornment to complement her beauty.”

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marie-jose wolff16-Feb-2015 07:19
what a precious piece! V
John Reynolds LRPS16-Feb-2015 06:03
Looks like an impressive exhibition. V.
joseantonio16-Feb-2015 04:46
A lovely piece nicely captured and presented.V.
globalgadabout16-Feb-2015 01:26
a fine piece indeed, and a sparkling image..
Stephanie15-Feb-2015 23:52
Wow! What a gorgeous piece of jewelry!!
Beautiful capture once again Helen! V
Jim Coffman15-Feb-2015 22:49
There photography is very intriguing! Nice capture,Helen...
Milan Vogrin15-Feb-2015 22:24
Beautiful! V!
John Hamers15-Feb-2015 22:24
Beautiful jewelry on that image, great capture of it !!V
larose forest photos15-Feb-2015 22:11
Fabulous jewelry! Love your photo of the photo; nicely done. V
Mairéad15-Feb-2015 22:07
A beautiful piece of jewellery.
chris morton15-Feb-2015 22:06
I bet that isn't glass either
hamery15-Feb-2015 21:53
Beautiful capture , Helen and I am with the jewles. V