The following items have been specially selected for your choosing; be it a gift to one's self or for another, the items listed below all pertain to Oman's dress identity. The proceeds from these sales are to support the ongoing research for without such earnings, the research will cease.
To purchase your items locally, see the list to the right.
Your support is greatly appreciated.
Once upon a time, little Omani girls had only these beautiful cloth dolls to enjoy; usually made by their mothers' hands and sewn from the same cloths as their own clothes. Reminiscent of the traditional dolls, the Centre for Omani Dress has recreated them just for you. Specify male or female. If female, specify Omaniya, Baluchi or Dhofari style. Made in the Sultanate of Oman. Made by Omanis. Contact us directly for your purchase.
USD$39 (locally OR15.000)
The Traditional Women's Dress of Oman: Published by the Centre for Omani Dress, this 155 page, full color illustration is sure to please coffee table readers and academics alike. The first ever publication on Omani dress for women. Get your copy today. Available locally at these outlets: Family Bookshop, Bait Adam Museum, AlBustan Palace and Hotel, Bait Muzna Gallery, and Bait Zubair Museum. Or, contact us directly for your purchase.
USD$48.00 (locally OR18.500)
Designed by the COD, this colorful bag is made from a traditional Kanga with historical links to Zanzibar. A long shoulder strap is cinched with a traditional Omani silver ring, reminiscent of Oman's centuries old reputation for superior silversmith work. With a long slit opening, pockets galore Available in a variety of colors. Made in Oman and made by Omanis! Available locally at these outlets: Family Bookshop, Bait Adam Museum, and AlBustan Palace and Hotel. You may also contact us directly for your purchase.
USD$42.00 (locally OR16.000)
Enjoyed by children grades 1 through 12, originally developed during inschool presentations about Omani clothes, the Flat Omani kits come complete with everything an artist needs to custom design their own traditional costume with great flair!
Available as Habeeb (boy, left) wearing a traditional male costume and Mahbuba (girl, right) wearing the tradtional Omaniya costume. (Visit the Flat Omani section of the website to view pictures of the children with their kits.) Available locally at Bait Zubair Museum or contact us directly.
USD$5.75 each (locally OR2.500)
Telli, traditionally used to embellish the hems and cuffs of women's dishdashas (tops). Handmade in Iran, colors vary. Please specify. Contact us directly for your purchase.
USD$5.50 for 100cms (approx 40 inches)
Set of six different Omani cards, blank on the inside, with envelopes designed by a local artisan and friend of the COD, Stephanie Borg. Stephanie's ink on paper Omani designs have appeared as ink originals, prints, calendars, gift wrap and cards. Please visit Stephanie's website to see her Omani designs and more at www.stephanieborg.com. Contact us directly for your purchase.
USD$20.30 for a set of 6
The Historial Association of Oman approached the COD for input for their annual calendar. What they got was a 12 page layout of beautiful color illustrations of numerous items from the COD's Oman Dress Project collection and various other related topics. Though use as a calendar is no longer possible, this beautiful layout is still worth having. Contact us directly for your purchase.
Costumes From The Arab World: Saudia, Syria, Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Kuwait, Iraq, Arabian Gulf, Oman and the Yemen - from the Tareq Rajab Museum. Written by Jehan S. Rajab, 2002. Contact us directly for your purchase.
Fabrics used to make traditional clothing are largely brought in from India. Traditionally they are silks and cotton but are now being made from synthetics though the natural fibers can still be found.
Excellent item for crafters and textile collectors. Also makes a great souvenir from Oman. 25 cms in length, widths vary, six pieces in all. Colors/textiles our choice. Contact us directly for your purchase.
A handicraft dating back more than 100 years, hatheeya has survived the test of time and is now available in a variety of color combinations. Traditionally used to embellish a garment called shaylah, hatheeya is now used to embellish any item, clothing, handbag or home furnishing, that you wish to hang an ornate fringe. Made from colored metallic threads and cotton threads. Contact us directly for your purchase.
USD$23 Oman national colors
USD$23 red,white, green, Christmas fringe
This is an ancient form of traditional footwear used throughout Oman for mountain climbing. Made from goats' hairs, the Sha'miya is only half a foot length to protect only the ball of the foot as only this portion is used while scaling the mountains. One size fits all. Great for collectors! Contact us directly for your purchase.
Nowhere else in all the world is there a finer resin to be found than those right here in Oman. One of the many uses of incense is to perfume clothes. Sold as 1kg. Contact us directly for your purchase.
Proceeds from the sales of these items will be used to fund future projects for the COD. We thank you for choosing to purchase through us.
To order any of these items, just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org listing the items you are interested in and we will reply to you as soon as possible.
If you are in Muscat and would like to collect your items from a local store, COD products can be purchased at the following locations:
The Family Bookshop in Madinat AlSultan Qaboos
Bait Adam Museum, opposite Madinat AlSultan Qaboos
Bait Muzna Gallery in old Muscat, near to Palace.
Bait AlZubair Museum, opposite Bait Muzna Gallery.
AlBustan Palace and Hotel Gift Shop located in AlBustan.