Antique Omani Bedouin Traditional Tribal Neckpiece for Shabka Headdress M00574


This listing is for a traditional Omani Bedouin ladies' neckpiece that accompanies a Shabka headdress.  It is made of strips of goat leather, woven together with silver applique, and decorated with coin silver and sometimes glass beads.

This neckpiece would be traditionally worn together with a Shabka headdress for major ceremonies and weddings.  This design is typical for the end of the 19th century through the mid-20th century.  Similar pieces can be seen in the Omani collection of the British Museum (online collection number 2010.6003.1), and documented in a number of publications on ethnic Omani Jewelry, e.g. in Oman Adorned by Shelton, Richmond (1997, Apex)

The weight of the neckpiece is 158g. It is 26x17cm.

The neckpiece is old and shows age-appropriate wear.  Please see the photos for detail.

A rare piece we are fortunate to offer to you.

This listing is for the neckpiece only.  The headdress (shown in the last photo here for informational purposes) is offered in a separate listing.  Please search our store for "Omani headdress" or item M0072.   Similar neckpieces are also available - see items M00575, and M00576.

DISCLAIMER: The piece has not been tested for silver composition,  however, Omani silver is traditionally of very high silver content and this certainly appears to be the case for this traditional piece as well. 

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