Thursday, October 6, 2011

A postcard from the Sultanate of Oman

The Sultanate of Oman is an Arab state in south west Asia on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula.
The Sohar Philatelic & Numismatic Exhibition was held in Oman in February 2010.
The 2nd Asian Beach Games were held in Muscat, Oman from 8 December 2010 to 16 December 2010.

The stamp in the top-right corner shows a Khanjar knive. Oman is famous for its khanjar knives, which are curved daggers worn during holidays as part of ceremonial dress. During the Medieval era, khanjars became highly popular as they symbolized Muslim sailors, and later various types of khanjars were made, representing various sailing nations in the Muslim world.


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