Design Arabic Writing

Arabic Writing design

Slide-Show: Koran texts

In the slide-show you find examples of:

a) Koran Texts

b) Magic Numbers

c) Names (owner or maker?)

d) Writing and Magic Squares

Subject:  Omani silver Design Arabic Writing

Period: used until recently

Origin: Used all over Oman. Large size amulets made of wood and containing Arabic texts were used even on ships in Zanzibar and Oman

  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. For the large wooden amulets from Zanzibar see the Afrika museum in Berg and Dal Netherlands