Six Circular Antique Omani Silver Forehead disks

Circular Forehead disks
  • Description

 Common Omani silver forehead hangers for adolescent unmarried girls. The slide-show contains photos of six silver Forehead disks (HARF), with circular shape. These circular forehead disks are worn by unmarried girls and not by grown-up women. The Harf was one of the first jewellery pieces where gold-wash was applied.   

Omani silver amuletOmani silver amulet

 

Arab names: Harf / Allahqah / Alaka

Period: 1850-1950

Origin: Oman

References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 page 63
  2. Craft heritage of Oman Neil Richardson & Maria Dorr Volume 2 p 438 fig 18
  3. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p 24
  4. British Museum on-line collection number  2009,6023.139 weight 14 grams;
  5. Islamic Art in Oman page 338
  6. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman by Jean Greffioz 2009 (privately published) page 24 fig 2.11 has photo with a similar item.