Islamic Art, A Very Fine Pair Of Heavy Enamelled And Silver-Gilt Anklets (Khelkhals), Probably Fez Or Meknes Or Oran, Morocco Or Algeria, 18th-19th Century.

Identification Number: 258



The Articulated hinged anklets (foot bracelet) are made of heavily gilt silver, the surface is mounted with fine twisted and beautifully arranged filigree silver wires and enamelled with turquoise, green and yellow enamel which is typical of Fez fine enamel.

Condition:- Excellent.


35 cm the round length of each piece.
7 cm height.


1- For a very similar Algerian example that was probably made in the Algerian city of Oran between (1859-1899) AD., Please see the V&A Museum in London, UK, Museum stock No. M. 131 & A-1916.

2- For Similar silversmithing and enamelling executed by very talented Algerian Kabyle of Beni Yenni, please see ABZIM, Parures Et Bijoux Des Femmes D’Algerie, By Wassyla Tamzali, Dessan Et Tolra, ISBN: 2-249-27673-0, pages 153-171.

3- For similar Moroccan silversmithing please see, Arts Et Culture Du Maroc, Un Jardin D’Objets, ACR Edition, BY Marie-Rose Rabate and Andre Goldenberg.
The fine traditional jewellery making of Morocco’s Berber heartland or main city of Tafraoute, Lot exhibited on page 300.