Dating to the early 20th century and rare to find as a complete set of 10 these antique large silver hoop Omani headdress ornaments were worn threaded through a headband and used to suspend a plethora of heavy silver pendants that framed the face of high status tribal Bedouin women.
These days these very large hoops are often sold in pairs as earrings but they have a very large gauge so aren't really practical for wear in the ear lobes.
There are 10 hoops/rings each heavily constructed in high grade 900 silver which we have acid tested to verify silver purity. They are beautifully handcrafted and each is unique with no two exactly identical. They are decorated in lots of silver granulation and wirework in an almost snake like design. Three of the rings appear to be slightly less 'sharp' in decoration as the others and they are a little larger and heavier which is probably just a quirk of their hand wrought creation by different hands.
All the rings are in very, very good condition with no sign of any undue wear and damage, they are all tarnished in varying degrees and we have not attempted to clean or polish them.
DIMENSIONS: each ring measures approx. 2-1/4" (5.5cm) by 2" (5cm) and 4mm thick or slightly larger
WEIGHT: combined weight is 267 grams
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