Very rare Omani silver manqash. Omani men are not supposed to wear jewelry, however they are allowed to wear weapons, hence weapons were adorned to become a form of jewellery!
The slide-show contains photos of the following examples:
a) A very fine steel/brass tweezer in a silver embroidered holder in the shape of a knife
b) An empty silver tweezer holder in the shape of a 16th cent gun
c) An empty silver tweezer holder octagonal in shape
d) A silver tweezer on a chain
The length including the eye of the tweezers on the first photo is 8 cm.
Omani antique silver tweezer