Name: Antique "Omani Martaban" style pottery
Period: 1500-1700 These Martaban jars can even be older: The famous Arab traveller, Ibn Batuta, who visited Lower Myanmar in 1350 C.E. wrote: "The Princess made me a present consisting of … four huge Martaban jars filled with pepper, citron and mango, all prepared with salt, as for a sea-voyage."
Origin: This type of "martaban" pottery was produced in South East Asia (e.g. Myanmar, Vietnam and China) for centuries, however almost identical pottery was produced in Bahla also over many centuries! Purchased in the Nizwa souq (Nizwa is located close to Bahla) . Early 1980´s