We went to the Museum of Islamic Art to see the Special Exhibit now on display. The Special Exhibit is entitled Pearls, and it highlights the history of pearls both in Qatar and around the world. We were able to see pearls from many different shells, and we learned that it is parasites/worms rather than a grain of sand that causes a pearl to form.
We had so much fun seeing how many different colors of pearls there are and not only jewelry but clothes, helmets, masks, shields, and even a carpet! The Indian Baraoda carpet was on display, made with over one million pearls along with other precious gems.
(Christine was able to take more pictures, which will come later.)