Middle East

Centuries-old trade of sword making under threat in Sudan

Swords are part of the culture in eastern Sudan and the artifacts are so treasured that they are passed on from generation to generation.

 

Swords are part of the culture in eastern Sudan and the artifacts are so treasured that they are passed on from generation to generation.

Men are respected based on the age of the swords they carry, but despite the cultural significance, the art of making them is slowly ending.

Al Jazeera’s Hiba Morgan reports from Kassala in eastern Sudan.

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