This ancient Singer sewing machine and a His Master’s Voice (HMV) gramophone are just two of the ‘antique’ items on display at a dealer’s ‘showroom’ in Muharraq Suq. This area of the country is known as the ‘original Bahrain’ with scores of heritage houses, traditional bazaars and shops, selling everything from mouth-watering sweets, clothes and all kinds of jewellery. A walk down the narrow alleyways is always a revelation as I discovered this afternoon.
This antique shop is but just one of those ‘revelations’. More will follow!