An in-depth investigation into the traditional design of Omani khanjar (dagger)
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The Omani khanjar is a traditional decorated dagger that has been central to national identity in Omani society. Changes in the global economy, and the rapid transition from tradition to modernity in Oman has created a moment in which the traditional practices in using and making the khanjar are under threat. The dissertation, in the form of a report and website, contextualizes the khanjar historically and socially, before establishing a typology of its parts.
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