Two very rare Omani antique silver hooks. Top quality silver-work! Weight 30 grams. Each hook 10 cm long. These decorated hooks probably have been used to keep a mask (Burqa) in position rather than to support the heavy earrings.
On April 30 1848 the famous female traveller Ida Pfeiffer visited Muscat and mentioned in her book: " The Muscati women wear a sort of mask in blue fabric held by iron hooks or wire , which does not touch their faces" The "iron" she mentions is obviously silver