Patterns of Oman

By Tarek Atrissi

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Preview of different Arabic & Arabesque Patterns from Oman.

The best thing about the Arab world, is that it is a world in itself, and there is always a new place and a new sub-culture to discover within this vast Arab speaking geographic area extending from Morocco to the Gulf. My travels took me to Oman, where I was fascinated by my experience in the city of Muscat. One of the most fascinating aspects of the Visual culture that I first noticed was the beautiful patterns that one can’t miss. In Architecture, in textile, in decoration, in traditional clothing, authentic and rich Arabic and Arabesque patterns are pretty much everywhere.

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Photography from the Souk of the city of Muscat

But there is much more to Oman than beautiful patterns: The country has some unique characters that are not typically found in the surrounding Gulf. The landscape is breathtaking and the infrastructure is excellent- making it a rising tourist destination by all means.

And of course, the city of Muscat is rich its own typographic character, inviting me once again to document the typo-graphic street language of the city. A documentation which often comes helpful as a visual reference in many projects we are involved in at Tarek Atrissi Design.

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Collected images from the Typographic street landscape of the city of Muscat.



One response to “Patterns of Oman”

  1. Robb says:

    I usually don?t post in Blogs but your blog forced me to, amazing work.. beautiful ?

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