Oman Post 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 joint collaboration with the Oman Center for Traditional Music of the Sultan Qaboos Higher Center 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 and Philately at Oman Post, said, “The Maidan is a war of words contest where Omani men gather in their villages, towns and cities to recite poems and sing traditional music. This has been the backbone of Omani arts for millennia and Oman Post is doing its part in ensuring it is remembered, celebrated and engraved in our culture for generations to come.”
The new stamps can now be reserved by emailing Oman Post on: firstname.lastname@example.org. In 2019, Oman Post had 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 the Omani music heritage including the Al Azi, Al Rawah, Barghoum, and Kasir.