Friday, February 24, 2012

The Fascinating Existence of the Omani Door

                If there is one thing in Oman that just fascinates me to no end, it would not be the desert, the ocean, the mountains, the food, the religion, the mosques, the clothing, the henna, or the souq. No. It would be the doors.  I am absolutely mesmerized by the doors of Oman, particularly in the small villages. The houses may all be made of the same camel-colored material, but the doors are a splendiferous array of colors. They can be made of a variety of materials, metal, wood, or both. They are just pure, unadulterated awesome, in the literal awe-inspiring definition of the word. Omani doors have history, they have grace and beauty, they have been lovingly crafted and painted. It could be said that a door is like a door into someone’s life (mashallah, Emma, awesome simile), but Omani doors have so much more to them than other doors do. Wallah.

To curb this humdrum rambling of mine, here are some pictures of various doors I have encountered and photographed endlessly. I hope you find them as undeniably fascinating as I do.


  1. Ah, so that's what you were talking about! These are wonderful. I want doors like that...

  2. What are the names given to these doors?