Muslim San’a

Crown Necklace

This piece of jewelry is rare, but in south-eastern Yemen, brides would wear it upon their foreheads. It is comprised of two snake-like (ḥanīšah) chains clasped together by plates bearing pendants. Ḥanīšah chains were part of the decorations worn on the conical-shaped hood, the qarqūš, worn by the Jews of Ṣanʻā’.

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