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Doha, Qatar

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National Museum of Qatar

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Date of Object:

19th century

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A very rare piece purchased from Sheikh Sa`ud in 2002. This was his personal thawb and he said he found wearing it very relaxing. Called qittan, which means 'cord', the piece is embroidered around the neck up until the ends of sleeves, with silk thread. It also contains silk ball buttons.

Citation of this web page:

"Qittan" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;qt;7;en

MWNF Working Number: QT 007

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