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21 February 2012

Heritage

PS106  Omani clay pots sold in Nizwa souq, Southwest of Sohar.


Oman pottery is considered an ancient industry but is still popular until today specially in Bahla, a town next to Nizwa. There are evidences discovered in an archaeological excavation in Buraimi, a town West of Sohar, that prove the existence of this industry during the 4th millennium BC.  The products of this thriving industry can be found in many Omani homes and in most top hotels, mostly used to hold water or as a decorative piece. 


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References:
1. http://www.paci.gov.om/English/Types_4_en.aspx
2. http://www.nizwa.net/heritage/wonderloop/wonderloop.html

10 comments:

  1. Great capture! Interesting information and look at your world, Richard! Enjoy your week!

    Sylvia

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  2. Hello.
    These clay pots are so versatile. A lot of wealthy people uses them as decoration.
    Nice photo.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Thanks also for your kind words over at my blog. Much appreciated.

    A Flower In My Mirror

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  3. The clay pots are wonderful, very timeless and earthy. No wonder people use them as decorative pieces too.

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  4. When I visited my husband's home town in southern Italy 10 years ago we found a potter making clay pots like these. It is an ancient craft, but the pots are still useful today!

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  5. I love these pots and you captured them so well. It would be wonderful to own one. Blessings and thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting.

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  6. There are many beautiful photo in your blog. I was impressed very much.

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  7. I love that pottery, it's wonderful. Nice shot!

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  8. The shapes of the hanging pots make them a great subject to photograph.

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  9. I love the shot :) And the pottery :)

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  10. Very nice photo.

    Regards and best wishes

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Thank you for spending some of your precious time to see the photograph and to comment on my photo-blog too. Mashkur wagid!