economy

Maritime Interactions in The Arabian Neolithic: Evidence from H3, As-Sabiyah, an Ubaid-related Site in Kuwait

Excavations at H3, Kuwait, throw important new light on the economy of the Arabian Neolithic, the early history of seafaring and boat-building, and relations with Ubaid Mesopotamia. It is now clear that the inhabitants of the eastern seaboard of the Arabian Peninsula were active players in a complex network that linked Mesopotamia, the northern and …

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Cloth and Human Experience

a wide variety of cultures and eras, discussing production and trade, economics, and symbolic and spiritual associations.

Nomad Tent Types in the Middle East

This is the first book to attempt a comprehensice treatment of the wide variety of nomad tents still in use in the Middle East: it is both architectural and ethnographical. It draws primarily on the author’s own extensive fieldwork sind 1967, providing largely first-hand information on a fascinating but badly-neglected area of architecture. He began …

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Indigo

The blue dye indigo has been the world’s most valued dyestuff for almost five millennia. This text covers in detail all aspects of this subject: historical, agricultural and botanical; chemical and technological; commercial and economic; indigo’s various uses in textiles and art; and its many sociological, medicinal and folkloric connotations.

History of Architecture in Old Kuwait City and the influence of its Elements on the Architect

Building materials were taken from materials available in nature: sea rock, mud, limestone and gypsum. As old Kuwait’s economy depended on the two journeys for diving and travel to Africa and India, Kuwaitis imported teakwood from India, and jandal (trunk) and basajeel (bamboo) from Africa (Mombassa – Kenya). These completed the elements of the construction. …

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