Amara: Boat Builders
Yuhanna Nashmi describes and photographs the work of a Mandaean boat builder called Basheer, who operates a workshop on the banks of the Tigris in Amara city. He learned his craft from his father who used to live in the marshlands of Gebaish. Basheer had adapted the techniques, substituting wood with recycled white goods. See also: Carpenter; Sawyer; Reed House Builder.
Citation:, Yuhanna Nashmi, “Resonances: Objects, lives, stories of Liverpool,” Liverpool Regional Museum. Exhibition pamphlet issued in c. 2016. https://www.mandaeanunion.com/images/MAU/History/Liverpol%20museum_The%20mandaeans.pdf (last consulted: 15 January 2022).