Almadeed (plural; singular is Almada) is considered to be
one of the indigenous agricultural industries practiced
by craftsmen. Almadeed was quite popular among the
community as the product was used in many homes,
mosques and cafes; furnished on the ground to cover the
The manufacturing process of Almadeed relies on a
plant called ‘Al Asal’, which is a type of plant that usually grows
near water, swamps or farms with widely dispersed water.
The manufacturer process uses a wooden machine called ‘Al
Haff’ that runs along holes interspersed with ropes and this
is how the machine controls the thickness of each product
‘Almada’. The machine – Al Haff – needs two individuals to
man it; the first a manufacturer and an assistant.
Each ‘Almada’ is known for solidity and durability
and its best used for the warmweather due to the small holes
embedded within the product.
Handicraft Festival 2016 - Brochure artwork 17 items.indd 12
7/14/16 10:30 AM