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Pair of silver crescent-shaped anklets (hajul); tubular and hollow with intricate floral stamped and chased decoration. Small stones inside the hollow anklets rattle with the movement of the wearer.
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Circumference: 9.10 centimetres (average)
Diameter: 10 centimetres (average)
Weight: 85 grammes (2009,6023.101)
Weight: 88 grammes (2009,6023.102)
Width: 3.50 centimetres (average)
- Curator's comments
- For similar examples see: Ruth Hawley, 'Silver: The Traditional Art of Oman' (London, 2000); Jehan S. Rajab, 'Silver Jewellery of Oman' (Kuwait, 1997); Neil Richardson and Marcia Dorr, 'The Craft Heritage of Oman' (Dubai, 2003). According to Miranda Morris and Pauline Shelton these types of anklets are often referred to as "Baluchi anklets", however, the name "...must be treated with caution, as these anklets seem to have been more widely worn, principally along the Batinah coast, rather than in the Interior - but by both Arab and Baluchi women...While this style of anklets may not have been worn exclusively (or even originally) by Baluchi Omanis, they are certainly remembered as having been worn by women and girls from the Baluchi communities, for dancing." See Morris and Shelton, 'Oman Adorned: A Portrait in Silver' (London and Muscat, 1997), p.121.
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- Acquisition notes
- This object is part of a collection of 20th century silver items (2009,6023.1 ff.) acquired in Oman between 1987-1995. This collection was mainly acquired in the markets of Nizwa, Mutrah and Rustaq and a small number of pieces were acquired in Sur, Wadi Bani Ouf, Bahla, Ibra and Ibri.
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