Antique Omani silver Thumb-ring called Jabriyah
Common thumb-ring which is called the Jabirah / Jabriya. It is a wide band of silver with a silver line superimposed from top to bottom. In the slide-show you find a number of different thumb-rings in our collection. Often with fine silver inlays and detailed designs! The enlarged photos confirm the high quality Omani silversmith work.
Arab names: Gabira (used in Oman Adorned) / Jabriyah / Jabirah / Jabiyrah (according to Carter this is the name given in towns)
Origin: Worn by women throughout Oman.
- Craft and heritage of Oman vol 2 p 446/447
- Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 page 112-115
- R. Richmond: A tribute to Oman 18th National day Ring cycle master pieces of traditional jewelery page 149-153
- J.L. Carter Tribes in Oman Peninsular publishing 1982 page 27
- A tribute to Oman National day Volume X "Muscat and its custom houses" Robert Richmond. Apex page 80
- Disappearing treasures of Oman 1998 by Avelyn Foster p 86 fig 82 ; Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p 111
- Islamic Art in Oman page 355
- PDO News No 4/1992 p 27
- Exhibition catalogue De Kracht van Zilver, etnische sieraden uit de collectie Smith-Hutschenruyter, Mols. L. e.a., Mercatorfonds Brussel & Wereldmuseum Rotterdam, 2011, p. 108, afb. 16
- Wereld Museum Rotterdam has some similar Omani rings. Ex collection Smith / Hutschenruyter. e.g. Inventory 77205