Vintage Silver Omani Rattle Arm Bracelet
A lovely amuletic armlet or bracelet from Oman made in the late 19th century - mid 20th century. Worn just above the elbow with eye motifs all around as a protection against the evil eye. The bracelet tests as high-grade silver and is beautifully decorated with repousse and punch techniques. The bracelet acts as a rattle to warn strangers to lower their gaze as a woman approaches. The bracelet is in good vintage condition but with depressions in a few places (see photos).
- Inner circumference is 21.5 cm (8 1/2").
- Inner diameter is 7.5 cm (3").
- Width is 2 cm (3/4").
- Weight is 68 grams.