HvWO 157IV

Another brass Omani Baluchi pots for Henna and Jewelry in a slightly different style

Jewelry pot with flower design

Scarce brass Omani Baluchi pot decorated with flowers  for halwa Henna or Jewelry made of punched and beaten brass. The detailed floral decorations on these pots are similar to those found on the brass-work of early 19th century  Omani Shirazzi style wooden chests. Compare also with the (very worn) round box made of copper and brass in the Ingrams collection in the British Museum that was purchased in Oman / Zanzibar. The floral pot has an acanthus scroll on its rim, also found on some Omani doors.


Antique Omani brass

Antique Omani brass

Antique Omani brass Henna pot

Arab Name: Makabah Jewelry / Henna box

Period: 1800-1900

Origin: Oman Baluchi or Persia. Purchased in Nizwa.


  1. Carter Tribes in Oman p 112 on the Omani chest
  2. Richardson & Dorr The craft and Heritage of Oman vol 2 page 458
  3. Catalog of the Oman exhibition in the Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam 2009 page 29
  4. Oman & its Renaissance by Sir Donald Hawley also has a picture of such a Halwa pot on page 143
  5. British Museum Harold Ingrams collection 2012.6030. 64 See on-line collection, Height 19 cm, Diameter 21 cm, weight 1.4 kg