Antique Omani bossed silver bracelets

Omani antique silver bracelets anemd banagiri muschawwaka
  • Description

Scarce bossed bracelets banagiri muschawwaka Matching pair. (High quality. )Purpose: female jewelry / bracelet, heavy pieces also used for investment/savings. Diameter 6,5 cm. 325 gram. Bossed bracelets of one sort or another were worn throughout Oman.Some believe that these were originally fertility bracelets, with the bosses representing breasts. These bracelets were typically worn by married women or girls from the age of fourteen.

 

Antique Omani silver bracelet \

Arab names: Banagiri bu nujum (bracelets with hemispheres) / Banagiri mefolic (young girl with round breasts)

Period: 1850-1950

Origin: Oman

References: 

  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 111