Saturday, 30 June 2012

Qatar - Mini package

This package was sent by Caroline as part of our June WCS giveaway and I think it is just fabulous!
As you know, a mini package is limited to sending just 3 items and Caroline chose:
  1. Arab Coin Bank (in the traditional costume in the Middle East called thobe) 
  2. A toy/ decor camel - a very common animal in the desert
  3. A wall decor with Arabic transcription of "Allah" means God in Islam religion; with evil eye, an ornament used in the Middle East to avoid bad luck and attract good luck (a superstition 
Plus 
  • A post card  from Qatar 
  • And a detailed map of Qatar with touristic attractions
Read the original blog post from the Turknoys here.
Each month we run a giveaway with a different theme so stay tuned for our next one!

5 comments:

  1. I love this package:) Great job Caroline!

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    1. I think it's great too Melissa! :)

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  2. The Arabic actually says maa'shaallah which means "as God wills" which is what is said following a compliment in the region and among Muslims.

    Also, the evil eye talisman is mainly found in Turkey and is rarely used in other mid-eastern regions. It has been brought to Qatar but is not in common use among Muslims because talismans against bad luck and evil are expressly forbidden in Islam.

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    1. Thank you for this, I had no idea that talismans against bad luck and evil are expressly forbidden in Islam. I hope you will consider sharing with us more information about your culture, perhaps you would consider writing about something and submitting it via our contact form? :)

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    2. Oh! Just remembered that the package was sent from a Turkish family in Qatar!

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