Design Celestial

Celestial design

Slide-Show: Celestial Designs e.g. moonshaped

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

  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