Fisher-folk and fish-traps in al-Baḥrain

  title={Fisher-folk and fish-traps in al-Baḥrain},
  author={R. B. Serjeant},
  journal={Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies},
  pages={486 - 514}
  • R. Serjeant
  • Published 1 October 1968
  • History
  • Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies
For assistance in every Kind of way to obtain the information Presented here I am in debted to Shaikh 'Abd al-'Aziz b. Muḥammad b. 'Abdulāh Āl Khalīfah, and particularly for introducing me to his friend the nawkhudhā 'Abdullāh b. Khamīs al-Shurūqī of al-Ḥidd village, situated on the south-east tip of al-Muḥarraq island, the northern island of the Baḥrain group. Al-Shurūqī entertained us to a fuwalih and took us carefully over his ḥaḍrah, explainig the technicalities involved in siting it, etc… 

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This is not a word which figures in Lane's Lexicon, but the sense can be derived from a classical root

    Haniyah (pi. banaya) curved arm

      guy-ropes. [By courtesy of Shaikh 'Abd al-'Aziz Al KhaKfah FIG. 3. Sketch of Sitrah type of fish-trap showing the kadll and the cable known as mijdab/ miidhab used to anchor the madd arm

        Madd arm, longer than shown in sketch

          Mtif'im/mit'im arm, about half the length of the madd

            Umar Rida. Kahhalah, Mu'jam Qabd'il al-'Arab, Damascus, 1949. 64 Quoted by 'Abd al-Salam Harun in al-Jahiz, Hayavxin, I, 63. Cf. Mas'iidi, Muruj al-dhahab

            • 1905

            Sirr/sir awwal, the opening

              Dickson does not seem to have understood the system very exactly, and his valuable data are somewhat confused

                Star-calendars and an almanac from south-west Arabia', Anthropos, x n x , 3-4, 1954, 436. The Shibam star-calendar commences

                  The kadll (sing, kidlih/kidlah) like a girl's fringe