Muscat: Oman Post, an Asyad member company, has launched four interactive stamps celebrating, ‘Maidan’, one of the Sultanate’s most celebrated art forms in poetry and traditional music.
The stamps pay homage to time-honoured country traditions, with each including a specific theme including ‘Dance’, ‘The Poet and the Singer’, ‘Maidan Instruments’, and ‘Maidan Genre in General’.
The new collection has been launched in a collaboration with the Oman Centre for Traditional Music, of the Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture and Science at the Diwan of Royal Court, as well as involved Omani artists Mohammed Al Mamari, Sami Al Siyabi, Fahad Al Mamari and Salim Al Salami.
Rashad Al Wahaibi, Manager of Stamps & Philately at Oman Post said, “The ‘Maidan’ is an artistic war of words contest where Omani men gather in their villages, towns and cities to recite poems and sing traditional music. This has been one of the backbones of Omani arts for millennia and Oman Post is doing its part in ensuring its remembered, celebrated and engraved in our culture for generations to come.”
The new stamps can now be reserved sending e-mail to Oman Post on: [email protected].
In 2019, Oman Post launched another set of interactive stamps celebrating the deep roots and variety of Oman’s traditional music and performance arts, which included key instruments that define Omani music heritage including the Al Azi, Al Rawah, Barghoum, and Kasir.