Decoration and Construction of Omani Traditional Architecture & Omani Aflaj Booklets


These two booklets were designed to support a couple of educational workshops for school children between 7 and 17 years old, which took place at the National Museum of Oman Learning Centre on 3rd and 4th July, 2019. They are bilingual (English and Arabic) and feature research content as well as annotated architectural diagrams that graphically illustrate construction systems and work sequences.

The first booklet is about decoration and construction of Omani traditional architecture, while the second is about Omani irrigation systems. Creative hands-on activities and fun quizzes enhance children’s knowledge of Oman’s history and cultural heritage. Children “learn by doing” about typical building materials and techniques, architectural styles and decoration patterns of Omani architecture across different regions, and how Omani aflaj worked, the different ways in which water was collected and distributed, and the various associated structures and facilities.

Author(s) ArCHIAM
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject Cultural Heritage
Area covered Oman
Date 2019
Type Booklets
View the Decoration bookletView the Aflaj booklet