Antique Omani silver Buckles for a boy (Ibsim)

Antique Omani silver Buckle
  • Description

 

Rare silver buckle. Before a boy is old enough to wear a khanjar, he wears a silver buckle

 Omnis silver buckle

Arab name: Ibsim

Period: 1850-1950

Origin: worn by boys all over Oman

References:
  1. Ruth Hawley. Omani silver (first edition) page 3
  2. The craft heritage of Oman Volume 2 p. 448 item 078 
  3.  Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997  page  112 
  4. Silver jewellery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 page 24 
  5. Disappearing treasures of Oman 1998 by Avelyn Foster page 89, 91
  6. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz page 145
  7. The Wereld Museum has a similar buckle. h 5,8 Weight 80 grams. Ex collection Smith/ Hutschenruyter. Inventory 77077. De meeste van dit type voorwerpen zijn versierd met het bladmotief, dat zo karakteristiek is voor de zilversmeden in Ibri. Zie: Forster, Avelyn ; Disappearing treasures of Oman
  8.  Ethnic jewellery from Africa, Asia and Pacific Islands. The RenĂ© van der Star Collection ; Amsterdam/Singapore; Pepin Press ; 2002 ; p. 55, boven
  9. British Museum similar item: 2009,6023.189; Length: 14 centimetres (point to point) Width: 6 centimetres; Weight: 103 grammes; Silver belt-buckle (ibzim) for boys up to the age of 10 or 12. Shaped as a rectangle with two pointed ends. Chased decoration on the front with symmetrical patterns of curling vine-leaves enclosed within pentagon-shapes, and a vertical plaque with zigzag decoration in the centre. The back has silver fixings and a smaller buckle (perhaps missing a pin) To be worn attached to a leather belt. Northern Oman.