Traditionally children were treated as small adults (also in the West) Consequently dress, jewellery and other products were made in miniature size for children. In the photo slide-show you find the following examples:
a) Rhino skin shield for a small boy (diameter approx 17 cm versus 30 cm for an adult one)
b) Baby size traditional earring (very old) and only .. cm long.
Omani miniature silver earring for a baby
c) Children's necklace and only ...cm long
d) Miniature brass pot
e) Miniature Bracelet (Kamar)
f) Children loaded with silver (photo by Zwemer)
We only have a small number of examples and regret we did not collect more of these often very old items. Also museums in Oman and books on Omani silver / antiques pay no attention to this interesting category.