Antique Omani silver necklace named Manjad

Antique silver neckalace named Manjad. .
  • Description

Scarce Dhofar Manjad. With heart and spade symbols. The Manjad was not strictly a necklace, but another distinctively Dhofari piece. This item was worn over one shoulder across the body and under the opposite arm. There were two kinds of Manjad:

a) Made of parallel simple silver chains to which were soldered at intervals flat shapes such as diamonds, hearts, spades, and clubs (chain in our collection)

b) Continuous length of broad Dera chain. A short example of this chain is found in the Face-Hair section see the "Dhofari headscarf weight"

 86 cm long.  Weight 80 grams

Antique Omani necklace

 

Arab name: Manjad

Period: 1900-1950

Origin: Oman Dhofar

References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 263 (photo F left) / 264 (photo bottom left)
  2. Disappearing treasures of Oman Avelyn Forster figure 89 page 93
  3. Silver jewellery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 page 35
  4. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p143
  5. Islamic Art in Oman page 344