Ten examples of Omani silver Rings for the Third Finger (next to the little finger)

Khatim Murabba antique Omani silver Ring for the third finger
  • Description

Common rings. These rings are square often with checker board  design s typically worn on the third finger but sometimes also on the fourth finger.  The checkerboard design is a remainder of the magic quadrant found on jewelry all over the middle east used by the Arabs but also by the Jews (Kaballah). These magic quadrants and books to make the the quadrants and decipher them  are particular common in the Yemen. See also antique books section. The slide-show contains ten examples of this type of ring,  including a rare "tree-of-life" ring and an "octagonal" ring with 8 sides.

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Omani antique Rings for the third finger 

Arab names: Haisah / Haisa diamond shaped / Khatim (abu sath) Murabbah / Kanabir   (square shaped)  For the name Kanabir see Carter.

Period: 1900-1970

Origin: The square rings are worn by women of central and northern Oman.

References:
  • Craft heritage of Oman p 165 and 445/446.
  • Tribute to Oman 18th National day R. Richmond p 150
  • Oman Adorned Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 112-115
  • J.L. Carter Tribes in Oman Peninsular publishing 1982 page 27
  • A tribute to Oman National day Volume X "Muscat and its custom houses" Robert Richmond. Apex page 80
  • Disappearing treasures of Oman 1998 by Avelyn Foster p 85 fig 81
  • Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p 113
  • Arab & Islamic Silver by Saad Al-Jadir 1981   Stacey International  p 121 above
  • Islamic Art in Oman page 355
  • Oman Faces and Places page 136