Antique Omani silver Dhofari headscarf weight

Antique Omani silver Dhofari Sils
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Rare Omani silver sils. Worn by married women of Dhofar as a weight to keep the headscarf in place. length 11 cm

 

Antique Omani silver sils 

Arab name: Sils

Period: 1900-1960

Origin: Oman Dhofar region

References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 231-233
  2. Craft heritage of Oman Neil Richardson & Maria Dorr Volume 2 p 437 fig 16
  3. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz page 32
  4. Islamic Art in Oman page 342