Large antique Omani Baluchi silver beads

Antique omani silver beads
  • Description

Four common antique hollow silver Omani MARIYA beads. Made from finely embossed / engraved silver with a double cone shape. Different sizes and decoration. Have never seen a complete chain with these beads. These beads were apparently worn by Baluchi women from the Batinah coast.

 Antique Omani silver beads

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Arab name: Marriya

Period: 1850-1950

Origin: Oman Batinah region (Baluchi influences)

References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 89
  2. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz  p 19