Photos of the Month (Apr ’12): Taliban Store


Scary name, but it is not a scary store.

Taliban Store is one of the few complete tailoring materials store in Doha. Lace, thread (embroidery and general purpose), buttons, beads, chains, lining cloths- tailoring materials of all sorts, color and variety can be found in Taliban Store.

There used to be a cluster of tailoring materials stores in the Shara Kharaba area (popularly known as National) where my mom used to go to shop the tailoring materials she needed. However, all those stores have been demolished soon after the commencement of Mushereib Project construction. So, I now drive her to the Taliban Store.

The store is run by a Pathan. Since the store houses many materials that are very small in size, which have the potential to be stolen easily, the store has been equipped with surveillance cameras.

The prices of all the materials are very reasonable and no haggling is required. Also all the salesmen are very friendly and helpful.

Here are some pictures of some tailoring materials available in Taliban Store. I took these pictures while my mom was busy shopping.


PS. After I have posted these pictures, I Googled ‘Taliban Store’ out of curiosity of see if anything comes up, and have discovered the following mini documentary about it. This documentary was made by Omar Khalifa, program producer for Al-Jazeera English Channel.

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