Qatari: Diving for Pearls


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Jun 22, 2004
There is a fun video in this article.

Thousands of years ago pearls were Qatar's first major export commodity. But the industry suffered badly in the last century when it faced competition from Japanese oyster farms.

Despite this, natural pearls retain their place as a premium product at the top end of the jewellery market. And in the waters off Qatar, hardy divers can still be found going out in search of nature's treasure.
What a lovely video! Thanks for sharing this. As an archaeologist, I just love seeing a jewellery collection inspired by cultural heritage. And I would really like to visit that museum to see all of those beautiful natural pearls one day!
That carpet is unreal!!!
I agree!
The detailed work...fabric...the pearls!