Interpreting Traditional Jewellery. A Journey Across The Omani Desert

Published: 01.05.2020
Traditional shahid.
Traditional shahid

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After a preliminary literature review, I started by designing rings to explore issues related to Omani and Islamic identity, and to explore how I could work with material and new processes in my work. I decided to design rings because they have a specific relation to Omani society and to Islam. In this work, therefore, I produced new forms of the shahid ring using digital technologies such as laser cutting and 3D printing. In contrast with traditional production, I felt that I had taken out the soul of the long handcrafting process.