Antique Omani silver Dhofari headscarf weight

Sils
  • Description

  

Rare small Omani silver sils. Worn by married women of Dhofar as a weight to keep the headscarf in place. Length. 13,5 cm

   

Antique Omani silver sils

Arab name: Omani silver headscarf weight named Sils made in Dhofar

Period: 1900-1960

Origin: Oman Dhofar region

References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p231-233
  2. Craft heritage of Oman Neil Richardson & Maria Dorr Volume 2 p 437 fig 16
  3. Disappearing treasures of Oman 1998 by Avelyn Foster p 67 fig 59
  4. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz page 32
  5. Islamic Art in Oman page 342