Rare Matching Pair of Hinged Yemeni Bracelets
Presented here is a rare pair of hinged bracelets from the early twentieth century. The women of the southern coastal Tihama Region of Yemen wore this type of bracelet. Marjorie Ransom's book: Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba more closely associates this bracelet with Al Mansuriyah, near Al Hudayda.
The pair are made with mixed metals with copper and perhaps some silver, but the granulation which covers the bracelet is made from low-grade silver. The bracelets open with a screw pin and are in reasonable condition. The two bracelets are slightly different in color. In most likelihood, the previous owner polished one but not the other.
- Inner circumference 17 cm (6 3/4").
- Inner diameter is 5.5 (2 1/4").
- Weight of both 200.8 g.