Pair of heavy silver hinged anklets (mutal or natal); hollow and tubular with a wide rectangular front section. They are entirely decorated with intricate chased designs including hatched lines, circles, and floral, vegetal and geometric motifs. The anklet is designed to open from the front and its clasp is locked with a solid silver pin that is decorated with chased lines on its head. These anklets are worn in paired sets usually by girls and women of central and northern Oman.

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2009,6023.41-42

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Pair of heavy silver hinged anklets (mutal or natal); hollow and tubular with a wide rectangular front section. They are entirely decorated with intricate chased designs including hatched lines, circles, and floral, vegetal and geometric motifs. The anklet is designed to open from the front and its clasp is locked with a solid silver pin that is decorated with chased lines on its head. These anklets are worn in paired sets usually by girls and women of central and northern Oman.

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