Watch: Date Harvest in Najran

Completing the traditional date harvest with the least amount of technology ensures the craft is not lost with time. 

 

In the southern region of Najran, Saudi Arabia, the date harvest is well underway.

Naser Mahdi Al Khutaish Al Harith, a resident of Najran, talks us through the importance of the palm tree in Saudi Arabia. Often called the 'trees of life', the date palms are climbed and harvested by hand. 

Determined to maintain the tradition of the date harvest Najrani residents use the least amount of technology ensuring the skill of the harvest is not lost through generations. 

Watch the full clip for more.

 

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