Omani antique silver bracelet
In Oman silver bracelets and elbow-rings are always worn in pairs.
Originally in Oman most jewelry was silver however as people became more prosperous, silver jewelry was being replaced by gold. However we can see from Wellsted that the wealthiest women in the 1830´s already wore golden artifacts.
Wellsted in in his detailed description of Oman in 1838 writes: "Among the lower classes , the female dress consists of a loose pair of trousers, with a running girdle, and a large gown or skirt of blue (indigo? ) cotton; their arms and ankles are decorated with bracelets and ankle-rings of silver or Amber (??); an in their ears they wear a variety of rings and other ornaments.
The dress of more respectable females is quite as simple , but the materials are silk of Indian manufacture; and over the gown , when abroad they wear a large wrapper. They display their love of finery in the gold ornaments with which they decorate their heads. "
Omani silver bracelet used for dancing