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Set of two antique Omani Triangle Earring or Hair-ornament

Set of two antique Omani silver Triangle Earring


Rare set of two Omani Triangle Earring Hangings  (Possibly from Jaalan).  Very fine craftsmanship. Rare in this quality.  Omani jewellery worn by women in Sur. Length without chains 10 cm. Weight 260 grams


Antique Omani silver earrings


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

Period: 1850-1950

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

  1. Oman Adorned by  Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 page 74 bottom
  2. Disappearing treasures of Oman Avelyn Forster figure 44 page 55. Craft heritage of Oman Neil Richardson & Maria Dorr Volume 2 p 439 fig 27 and fig 24
  3. Silver jewellery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 p 57
  4. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman by Jean Greffioz 2009 (privately published) page 39 fig 3.7 has photo with a similar item.
  5. The Wereld museum Rotterdam has a similar set of earrings in their collection. ex collection Smith / Hutschenruyter. Inventory 77058