Celestial design

Slide-Show: Celestial Designs e.g. moonshaped
  • Description

In the slide-show you find examples of:

a) Moon-shape (e.h. many moon-shape elements hanging form a Koran-box)

b) Star-shape / Raying Sun

 

 

 

Subject: Celestial designs

Period: Until now i

Origin: Used all over Oman. Large wooden amulets with celestial symbols were used by ships from Oman and Zanzibar in the 19th century

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