Antique Omani silver choker / necklace

Makhnak Antique Omani silver necklace
  • Description

Common Omani  MAKHNAK choker / necklace (pearl of the neck) more modern grown-up size.  

 

 

Omani silver necklace

Arab names: Makhnak / Makhnaq  (pearl of the neck) / Makhinak

Period:1900-1960

Origin:  Oman: Dhahirah region and the interior

References:
  1. Oman Adorned Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 82 en p 83 
  2. Richardson & Dorr The craft heritage of Oman p 44 and 442 item 043 Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p80
  3. Ethnic Jewellery from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands 2002 Amsterdam Pepin Press p 62
  4. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman by Jean Greffioz 2009 (privately published) page 80 fig 4.56 has photo with a similar item.