Tutorial on How to sew an Omani Cap


Last week I received a comment from one of my readers asking if I could provide further explanation on this picture tutorial which I posted  back in 2008, on how to sew Omani caps aka Kimma. I promised her that i would film a video tutorial since i figured it would be easier to explain

Omani Cap Cover YT2- SCU

When I searched the web for information on Omani caps, I came across this article on Times of Oman published last year, however  just to give you a bit of general info these caps are worn by the men in Oman as part of the national Omani attire.

These caps are handmade and they take approx 2-3 months to complete. I love that traditionally the Omani women would make them for the men in their family. Sadly this beautiful tradition is dying, wouldnt be it lovely if schools would teach this to little girls as part of after school activities, (I would be even willing to teach them!) As it is part of Oman’s heritage and I hope to one day teach my children this beautiful craft of sewing Omani caps.

I finally posted a video on the stitching technique used to make them, I highly recommend you want to my first post  before you watch the video.

*Disclaimer: I do not sell nor do i intend to sell Omani caps*

Hope this is useful leave me your questions in the comments if you have any :)

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Thank you Al Mara and The Woman


A couple of weeks ago I was invited by the Editor of The Woman Ms Rekha to take part in a mother and children photo shoot for their upcoming March issue.

The chosen location for the photo shoot was Horumuz Grand Hotel, a beautiful hotel recently opened located at the airport heights next to Bank Muscat HQ.

The girls and I had so much fun Rajesh and Basim the photographers were a pleasure to work with and I think they ended up having as much fun taking the pictures as we did posing for them!

These were the pictures that were featured in The Woman (PDF The Woman March 2015)

The Woman March Cover

The Woman  March 2015 Issue p1

The Woman March 2015 Issue p2

and these were the ones published in Al Mara (PDF Al Mara March 2015)

Al Mara March Cover 2015

Al Mara March Issue p1
Al Mara march Issue p2

Judging by the pictures as you can see it was a fun day for the mothers as well as the kids!

Both magazines are available in stores however for those abroad you can read it The Woman and Al Mara online

I would like to thank Al Mara and The Woman for hosting this photo shoot and having beautiful memories for my daughters enjoy to keep for years to come.

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