Antique Omani silver earrings (large size)

  • Description

Scarce very large size Omani Nisa earrings with spikes. Variant version  with sharp spikes. Weight 125 gram. The tube has a length of 13,5 cm. 

 

Antique Omani silver earrings

Arab names: Dufuf / Nisa

Period: 1800-1950

Origin:Oman: Bedouin Women of the hadr (town) part of the tribes / Dhofar?

References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 75-p 77 bottom; p 164
  2. Catalog of the Oman exhibition in the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam 2009 page 131
  3. An account of an overland journey from Leskairee to Meskat and the Green mountains of Oman Trans. Bombay Geographical Society Vol VIII 1847
  4. Disappearing treasures of Oman 1998 by Avelyn Foster p 57 fig 47
  5. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p40 (but without the spikes)