Omani Doors 1

£65.00

Image size: 200.00 x 270.00 mm

Limited edition of 25

As you wander through the streets in Sur in Oman, it won’t take you long to come across beautifully carved ancient historic doors which have stood the test of time.

Available in larger sizes please contact or telephone +44 (0) 1661 820626

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Search Omani Doors 1 As you wander through the streets in Sur in Oman, it won’t take you long to come across beautifully carved ancient doors which have stood the test of time.

Used in visual representations of ancient oriental gods. people and building from the earliest of times, wood and the objects of wood have become a part of everyday life.

In Oman, wood was used to build not only Omani Doors 1 but also shelters, houses, vessels, and utensils. These are commonly seen in households even today.
In the periods that followed the Middle Ages, in Islamic countries, wood served many different purposes. It was not just a traditional building material but in many regions. Columns of mosques were made entirely of wood artfully decorated with different motifs.

The importance of wood transcended dwelling constructions. Not only being utilised as wooden ceiling beams and capitals. They can be seen in royal and private houses, doors, window frames and shutters. Along with storage boxes and containers, cupboards and chests.
In Islamic architecture, the door or gateway to a building is often the most elaborately decorated feature.
The most common structures built using wood were the minbars (pulpits), rahles/marfas (Quran stands). Some mihrabs (prayer niches) and maqsuras (enclosed places for the rulers within the mosque next to the mihrab). In the mosques, Quran stands are made of wood. In homes, wooden chests are to this date an important part of furniture called the mandoos.

Available in larger sizes please contact or telephone +44 (0) 1661 820626

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Weight 1.00 kg
Dimensions 1.00 × 270.00 × 200.00 cm

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