About

The Modern South Arabian Material Culture project brings together an important and beautiful collection of objects and images from Yemen and Oman.  The collection tells the story of everyday life in the region, showing utensils people use and used in the past, clothes they wear, and their craftsmanship.  This digital exhibition will give everyone the opportunity to learn about these fascinating countries.

The mainland Yemeni objects and images have been collected by Janet Watson on her travels to Yemen. The Omani objects and images have been collected by Janet Watson, Miranda Morris and Domenyk Eades while they carried out research into endangered languages in the region.  The collection will later include Miranda Morris’s images from the beautiful island of Soqotra. The Modern South Arabian Material Culture project runs alongside the community-based Documentation and Ethnolinguistic Analysis of Modern South Arabian project, which was sponsored by the Leverhulme Trust between January 2013 and December 2016.  For more information about the project please visit http://www.leeds.ac.uk/arts/homepage/462/modern_south_arabian_languages