When Melodies Gather: Oral Art of the MahraMain MenuOverviewAcknowledgmentsBorn to be Digital?About the MahraHuman and Geographical ContextFind Your PoemTheory of ClassificationIndex of PoemsGlossary (please wait while the terms load)BibliographiesbibliographySamuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10
1media/hasweyn.png2017-10-10T20:51:24+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a1282418regionimage_header2018-06-12T18:30:52+00:00Samuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10The district of Ḥaṣweyn is centered on Jabal Fartak and the mountainous ridge that extends inland from the sea. The populated portions of this district lay on the coastal plain to the west of Jabal Fartak and include the fishing villages of Khayṣīt, Ḥaṣweyn, and Ṣaḳr. Like the mountains of Ḥawf, Jabal Fartak catches monsoonal precipitation during the autumn months. However, the effects of this moisture can be seen only in the highest valleys and hidden hollows of Jabal Fartak (Karmaym Ḥawrōt and Reddīt). This district includes the traditional territories of the Qumayrī, Kalšāt, and Slōyem (Sulaymī) tribes. The majority of the male population of Ḥaṣweyn are fishermen. Before the opening of the tunnel under Jabal Fartak linking Qishn to al-Ghaydha, Khayṣit was the western departure point for skiffs shuttling people around the mountains to Niśṭawn. Whereas Niśṭawn was a developed port by Mahri standards, Khayṣīt remained a small fishing village of extraordinary beauty nestled at the foot of the dramatic cliffs of Jabal Fartak and at the head of a small, sandy bay with crystal clear, blue water teeming with shoals of tropical fish.
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12017-10-10T20:51:20+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a12824The Waning Years of the ʿAfrārī Sultanate11poemplain2018-06-12T21:44:12+00:00Samuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10
12017-10-10T20:51:23+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a12824Gunfight in Niśṭawn9poemplain2018-06-12T19:58:28+00:00Samuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10
12017-10-10T20:51:24+00:00Stanford University Pressaf84c3e11fe030c51c61bbd190fa82a3a1a12824Wedding in Ṣaḳr6poemplain2018-06-12T18:43:24+00:00Samuel Liebhaber92edd610c0d14d00181bd949250cbe90dae08f10