The deadline to submit competition entries is 31.08.2022
Most Beautiful Falcon Hood (Burqa)
The criteria adopted in the evaluation:
It consists of experts specialized in falconry and its equipment, and members of the Emirates Falconers Club.
The competition will be held on the third day of ADIHEX, Wednesday, the 28th of September, where the winners will be honored onsite at the stand of Emirates Falconers Club, at 6:00 pm.
About the falcon hood (burqa) - and the objective of the competition:
The falcon hood (burqa) is a vital tool in training falcons to hunt. It is necessary to carefully check the comfortable size with respect to the falcon. The burqa is a cover that the falconer puts on the entire head of the falcon (preventing it from seeing) and has a small opening from which its beak comes out. It is usually made of soft leather and may have different shapes and colors.
The burqa is necessary for the falcon so that it does not unnecessarily leap from the hand of its falconer, or jump on the prey prematurely, and then his strength and determination would weaken, the burqa helps the falcon to rest by blocking the rays and light from its eyes.
The hood is made either manually, according to its type, or by automatic machines in companies concerned with falconry tools.
The competition aims to support and encourage craftsmen, creators, and companies specializing in the manufacture of falconry tools and equipment, due to the historical symbolism and authentic heritage value of falcon hoods (burqa).