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    Large Omani Silver Cuff Bracelet (Hangeri or Hajala)

    Oman, possibly Nizwa
    late 19th-early 20th century

    length: 11.5cm, interior diameter: 6cm, weight: 354g



    UK art market

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    This fine, sculptural, thickly-walled silver cuff bracelet comprises three bands of points designed to reflect the prickly plants found in the Omani desert.

    Hoek (2004, p. 53) illustrates similar examples, as does Rajab (1998, p. 57).

    The example here is in excellent condition with a lovely patina. Its contours have been softened by age and wear. It is heavy in the hand.


    Forster, A., Disappearing Treasures of Oman, Archway Books, 1998.

    Hoek, C., et alEthnic Jewellery: From Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands, Pepin Press, 2004.

    Rajab, J.S., Silver Jewellery of Oman, Tareq Rajab Museum, 1998.

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