Suhar the guest of honour

The Muscat International Book Fair 2017 began with a bang, with visitors impressed with its new look at Oman Convention and Exhibition Center.
This year, the Guest of Honour is Wilayat Suhar. Just as you enter the exhibition exquisitely designed with Suhar history in mind, it attracts visitors with its collection of rare photographs of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos in Suhar.
A part of the exhibition showcases silver and copper coins from 1958 and 1893 as well as currency notes from the sixties and the seventies.
Suhar Corner also has paintings by artists from the wilayat. The expo of sculpture using wood and marble from Suhar are abstract works that let the viewer interpret it the way he/she wants. “I worked on this particular piece for 100 hours, in other words for five hours for 20 days,” said Ali al Jabri, the sculptor from Suhar.