Omani Women Are Reinventing the Ancient Art of Silversmithing

Women at the Forge

While silversmithing has traditionally been the purview of men smithing and selling their wares in the souks, more and more of these traditional shops are shuttering their doors as men pursue salaried government jobs, and women step in to keep silversmithing traditions alive.

How Wahhabism Led the Fight Against the British in the Gulf

Wahhabism: Pivotal in Anti-Colonialism

The British presence was not an extension of its colonialism in Iraq and the Levant north of the Arabian Peninsula. In fact, it preceded it, and came through the Indian Ocean from the south.