Vintage Bedouin Solid Silver Twisted Rope Upper Arm Bracelet
A beautiful upper arm bracelet or armlet from the Arabian Peninsula. It is probably Yemeni from the Southern Hadramout. You can see a similar, but not exact copy in Marjorie Ransom's book: Silver Trasures form the Land of Sheba. The armlet tests as silver and has a twisted thick silver tube around which a thinner silver wire is wrapped. The finials are bulbous. It is in excellent vintage condition.
21 cm (8 1/4") inner circumference with an extra 2.5 cm (1") gap. Width is 1 cm (7/16") and bulbs have a diameter of 2.5 cm (1"). Weight is 160 g on my postal scales.