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Kahraman expo showcases rare amber artworks

  • 11 January 2019
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Kahraman expo showcases rare amber artworks
QNA
Doha
KATARA Kahraman Exhibition showcases some of the rarest artworks made from amberat Building 12.
The section of Sheikh Abudlrahman bin Saoudal Thani, for example, has some of such unique pieces of different kinds and shapes. The ambers in that section are shaped like trees, birds, horses, and famous world landmarks among others. Some of the pieces in that section have a weight of up to 250 grams. 
Yasser al Nuaimi, who oversees that section, said that the types of amber vary in terms of colour and the country of their origin. According to Nuaimi, some of the artworks are from India while others are from Germany and Poland. Some are brown in colour whereas others are orange.
The exhibition also features artworks made of amber belonging to Russian museums as well as Polish and Turkish companies. There are also pieces that were created by individual artists. 
Salah Mohammed fromKahramanQatar section said that the paintings displayed were drawn by hand before being coloured by a powder made from amber. The colours are spread using laser, Mohamed said, adding that these artworks were made based on the requests of clients who want to decorate their homes.
The exhibition, which concludes on Saturday, is witnessing a lot of interest from art lovers and connoisseurs as some of the pieces have been put on display for the first time in Qatar. 
The current exhibition is the second-largest in the world dedicated to amber. The exhibition features about 80 stalls showcasing different varieties of prayer beads, bracelets, ornaments and antique products. Traders, collectors and manufacturers of authentic Kahraman products from seven countries including Qatar, Turkey, Kuwait, Lebanon, Russia, Poland and Lithuania are participating in the exhibition.
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