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Infographic: Native Flora from the Arab World

Flowers have long been an important facet of national identity. In the Arab world, floral motifs and patterns decorated architecture and objects from the earliest Islamic period and even further back. They featured in Arabic calligraphy, ceramics, and textiles. Floral scents recall subconscious and shared experiences, a reminder suffused with nostalgia for place and identity. The importance of national flowers is found not only in daily life but also in the values and culture of a community.

This infographic provides an overview of the native flora of the Middle East.

There is an accompanying game for students to play in the classroom. To play the game, use the numbered English translations to match with the Arabic word.

Qatar Foundation International
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