Omani Weaving

Omani Weaving

Originally uploaded by tbridge.

This weekend, Tiffany and I headed over to the Folk Life Festival to see what we could see. The Forestry Exhibit, while interesting, didn’t do much for me, beyond looking neat.

The Omani exhibit, however, was quite amazing. They had set up on the stage several dancing groups, including some women in the most amazing dress I have ever seen, bedecked in silken shawls and incredible cloth. They had weaving, metalwork, incense and all manner of other exhibits spread across the mall.

Also on display was “Food Culture USA”, which seemed to be a good excuse to have a lot of really good food on the Mall on display. The spices, in particular, were wonderful, as was the Coffee and Tea exhibits. The change in American food culture over the last hundred or so years has been just amazing, and it was great to see them explore that change. I took about 30 great photos, the rest have their own photoset on Flickr

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