Islamic Art in Oman (Documentary)


This documentary by Wolfgang Ettlich & Georg Popp investigates the roots of traditional and contemporary forms of art and craftsmanship from the Sultanate of Oman including calligraphy, ceramics, jewelry, and more.

As seafarers the Omanis were involved in a lively exchange with other cultures for thousands of years. They developed the ability to integrate elements of other cultures into their own, without losing their own identity. Drawing on this experience, the Omanis are developing modern art in their own way and in accordance with Islam.

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