Antique Omani silver brooch named Shoka

Antique Omani silver brooch named Shoka
  • Description

 

Common Omani Silver brooch named Shoka with very fine chased designs. Used to fasten the female headscarf or the top of the dress. Weight 60 grams. 

 

 

Antique Omani silver brooch

 

Arab Names: Shoka (thorn) / Bera (sharpened point). The bells/balls are named gelagil.

Period: 1930-1960

Origin: Oman

    References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 65 middle
  2. Silver jewellery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 p17
  3. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz  p29
  4. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman by Jean Greffioz 2009 (privately published) page 29 fig 2.17 has photo with a similar item.