An empty silver thorn tweezer holder in the shape of a 16th cent gun

Tweezer
  • Description

Common Omani silver manqash. Omani men are not supposed to wear jewelry, however they are allowed to wear weapons, hence weapons were adorned to become a form of jewelry!  An empty silver tweezer holder in the shape of a 16th cent gun

 

Antique Omani silver tweezer

Arab Name: Manqash (Ref 2: Carter)

Period: 1850-1950

Origin: Oman Sur?

    References:
  1. Oman Adorned by Pauline Shelton  Robert Richmond / Apex London 1997 p 112, 193
  2. Carter Tribes in Oman p 168
  3. Disappearing treasures of Oman 1998 by Avelyn Foster p95
  4. Silver jewellery of Oman by Jehan S Rajab 1997 p17
  5. Traditional silver jewelry and handicrafts from Oman 2009 by Jean Greffioz p 139
  6. Oman and its Renaissance  by Sir Donald Hawley Stacey International London 1987 page 139 photo with similar item