Pair of small antique Omani silver "Baluchi anklets" for a child (old pieces of Omani jewelry)

Antique Omani silver Baluchi anklets
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Scarce pair of small Baluchi Anklets for a child. Note: The old pieces have a sharp outer edge. Pair of antique Baluchi anklets. The name Baluchi anklets (Hajul or Hagul) 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.

However their origin seems to be that they were worn by Baluchi women when dancing.  They often contain pieces of gravel which rattle when the wearer moves. The sides are often beautifully engraved with floral and geometric patterns The decoration often contains an "evil Eye" or "fish" design towards the ends.  Total weight 220 grams grams. Measures: inside 6 cm outside 10 cm.

Arab names:Hajul / Hagul

Period: 1850-1920

Origin: Oman Batinah (Baluchi)

References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997  p 121-122
  2. Jehan S Rajab Silver Jewellery of Oman p17; p56
  3. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p105