Design Arabesque

Arabesque design

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Slide-Show: Design arabesque Perpetual Movement

In the slide-show you find the following examples:

a) Static (used on Koran boxes etc. )

b) Reflecting Perpetual Movement (used on the backside of bracelets, Khanjars and Martini Henry guns)

Subject: Arabesque design

Period: Perpetual Movement arabesque used on older pieces, dating before 1890.

Origin: These type of items are typically found in interior of Oman. There may be a link to Persian art. We also find this design in the center of large old copper plates used for eating.

References:
  1. Craft heritage of Oman
  2. Athman H. Athman stules of Swahili carving page 47 1996 11-29
  3. Ruth Hawley Omani Silver, Longman, London
  4. The National Museum Sultanate of Oman Highlights, published by Scala Arts & Heritage London 2016 page 51 Jewellery in Arabesque style.