Design Arabic Writing

Arabic Writing design

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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

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