Saturday, March 20, 2010

Spinning a Yarn

Close up of an Omani weaver in full regalia.


The Lucy and Dick Show March 20, 2010 at 11:47 PM  

Very interesting and an insight into your area. The colors are super!

Bill March 21, 2010 at 4:48 AM  

Interesting garb!

Leif Hagen March 21, 2010 at 7:03 AM  

It's great to see foreign handicrafts! Please show us what she weaves, too!

Glennis March 21, 2010 at 11:36 AM  

Wonderful character photo, very unusual head gear, not one I have seen before, but then I am not likely to see anyone from Oman.
Also it is a different way she spins.

CH March 21, 2010 at 8:52 PM  

This style is only seen among the rural Bedu of Oman - very rare. Facial coverings are not normal Omani style at all. A cloth veil is worn in the area of Sur, but Oman's dress is very different from the rest of the Gulf because of the influence of Africa (Zanzibari) and Pakistan (Baluchi).

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph March 22, 2010 at 10:42 PM  

Thanks for writing in and sharing your valuable insight CH. Pleased to hear I captured a rare species! Funny they weren’t fazed at all by me taking photos of them?

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