Antique Omani silver chain / head strap to support the earrings

Silver chain named Mishall
  • Description

 

Very rare type of Mishall worn by women in Northern Oman.  The very rare lozenge shaped silver hanger probably does not belong with this chain. Purpose: support across the head for heavy earrings.  Weight 235 grams.          

 

Arab name: Mishall

Period: 1850-1950Origin: Northern Oman 

 

References:  

  1. The craft & heritage of Oman Vol 2 p 439 above fig 25.