Antique Omani silver choker named Makhnak (pearl of the neck). Small children´s version! Very old piece of Omani jewelry.

Makhnak Antique Omani silver necklace
  • Description

Very Rare miniature Omani MAKHNAK choker / necklace (pearl of the neck) Children's version. All Omani chains, necklaces and rings exist in children's versions (but extremely rare to find) This jewellery for children is worn to avoid the evil eye. Note that the silver chains are backed by textile. The central bead is made of resin or wood and covered with gold leaf. Length including hooks 25 cm and 2,5 cm wide.

 

Antique Omani silver miniature necklace  

Arab names: Makhnak / Makhnaq (pearl of the neck) / Makhinak

Period: 1850-1930

Origin: Oman

References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 82 en p 83
  2. Richardson & Dorr The craft heritage of Oman p 44 and 442 item 043  Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p 80
  3. Ethnic Jewellery from Africa, Asia and the Pacific Islands 2002 Amsterdam Pepin Press p 62
  4. Oman Faces and Places page 134
  5. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman by Jean Greffioz 2009 (privately published) page 78 fig 4.53 has photo with a similar item. p 203