Design Arabesque

Arabesque design

Slide-Show: Design arabesque Perpetual Movement

In the slide-show you find the following examples:

a) Static (used on Koran boxes etc. )

b) Reflecting Perpetual Movement (used on the backside of bracelets, Khanjars and Martini Henry guns)

antique Omani silver khanjar arabessque

Antique Omani sivler khanjar with Arabesque design


Subject: Arabesque design

Period: Perpetual Movement arabesque used on older pieces, dating before 1890.

Origin: These type of items are typically found in interior of Oman. There may be a link to Persian art. We also find this design in the center of large old copper plates used for eating.

  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. The National Museum Sultanate of Oman Highlights, published by Scala Arts & Heritage London 2016 page 51 Jewellery in Arabesque style.