Artist: Yaqoob al Hamad

He started as a hobbyist in 1982, participating in school art exhibitions, then in university shows. The natural scenes, and various traditional arts of the countries, inspired him to paint a collection of pictures of those countries, and to create various handcrafted items, which are made from different materials such as wood, gypsum, clay, glass and others.

Yaqoob Al Hamad


The Bear is wearing the traditional dress of the Bahraini women, adorned with a pearl necklace. The pearls reflect the historical art of pearl diving. Bahrain has been at the forefront of the global pearling industry, with even ancient literature referring to the island's "Flower of Eternity", widely interpreted to be the pearl. Illustrated in the middle of the largest pearl is the symbol of the Kingdom of Bahrain. At the backside is a written symbol of a sailing ship, to remind us of Bahrain's long seafaring history. Finally, the course of history is presented through illustrations and some archaeological finds from the early days of the ancient "Dilmon" Civilization. The recent election results have revealed that 98.4% support the idea of founding a Kingdom of Bahrain - a step forward in modernizing the political structure of Bahrain to meet the aspiration of the progessing of the people of Bahrain towards further civilized progress and rising.

Yaqoob Al Hamad

Sponsor: Botschaft des Königreichs Bahrain