Rare Omani Baluchi Brass Rosewater sprinkler. In Oman traditionally after coffee has been served rosewater is sprinkled over the hands and sometimes over the heads of guests. Rosewater is made by putting crushed rose-petals in water, which is then left for several days to allow evaporation to strengthen the solution. The floral decorations are similar to those found on Omani Shirazzi style chests. However the designs have also a major resemblance with metalwork from Zanzibar / East Africa (see Stuhlmann)
Antique Omani brass Rosewater sprinkler with Baluchi designs
Rosewater sprinkler seen from the top. There are two tiny holes in the silver cover.