The Art of Training Pigeons in the Eastern Amman

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A key characteristic of Amman’s visualscape is the groups of pigeons that fly in circles over the tops of apartment buildings. At first sight, one might assume that these flights of pigeons are formed on their own. However, these birds are pets of the many pigeon keepers (kashasheen hamam/كشاشين حمام) that construct coops on the roofs of their houses.

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In this experience, participants will meet with their host, Mahmoud and his brother Khader, an experienced pigeon breeders and trainers. On their rooftop with its fabulous view over downtown Amman in Jabal Al Joufeh 10 minuets walking from downtown.

Participants will meet their host in front of his home in Jabal Al Joufeh. Mahmoud will teach participants about the history and significance of pigeon training in Arab culture. He will explain how pigeon trainers cooperate and compete with one another, including how disputes are settled in the marketplace when they arise. He will show participants his many different breeds of pigeon from all over the world, explaining the differences between them and what makes each breed special and unique. He will demonstrate how he cares for and trains the pigeons, and explain why it is important that breeders treat their pigeons with the utmost care. Participants will enjoy a beautiful view of the sunset and share tea while hearing to stories from the eastern side of Amman.

 


Categories:

Outdoorsy

Included:

Tea, Coffee Water

Exclude:

transportation
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