Omani silver Triangle Earring or hair-ornament

Omani silverTriangle Earring
  • Description

 

Common more recent Omani Triangle Earring Hangings (Possibly from Jaalan). Worn by women in Sur. More crudely made than the previous set.   

 

 

Arab names: Kharam, shilla or Hilya li-sha┬┤r (hair-ornament)

Period: 1950-1960

Origin: Oman: Sur, Jaalan and Sharqhiyah regions and by the Bedu women

References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997  p 74 bottom
  2. Disappearing treasures of Oman Avelyn Forster figure 44 page 55
  3. Craft heritage of Oman Neil Richardson & Maria Dorr Volume 2 p 439 fig 27 and fig 24
  4. Disappearing treasures of Oman 1998 by Avelyn Foster 55 fig 44
  5. Silver jewellery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 p 27
  6. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p 39
  7. Ethnic Jewellery from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands 2002 Amsterdam Pepin Press  p 55