10 medium size vintage Turkoman bells with wirework detailing.
Bell Width: From 5/8 of an inch to 3/4 inch across.
Bell Length: From 1 inch to 1.25 inches long including bale
Number of Bells: 10
Materials: Mixed base metals
Metal color: Silvery, a bit tarnished
10 medium sized Turkoman bells. I'm not sure if they are camel bells, or if they serve to ward off evil influences, or maybe both. These bells do not match in size, but all are similar in design. Various sizes with a very loud jingle. From 5/8 to 3/4 inch across and 1 to 1.25 inches inches long, including the small bale at the top. Add a nice jingle to your day!
Please note: These are USED bells that may have previously adorned clothing, accessories, animal trappings or other items. There are minor flaws on these bells that may include small dents, discoloration or other defects. We recommend shipment in a box by priority mail to prevent crushing or other damage during shipping.
The Turkoman are an ethnic group native to Central Asia, primarily the Turkmen nation state of Turkmenistan. Smaller communities are also found in Iran, Afghanistan, North Caucasus (Stavropol Krai), and northern Pakistan. The major Turkmen tribes are Teke, Yomut, Ersari, Chowdur and Saryk. The most numerous are the Teke. The Turkmen lifestyle was heavily invested in horsemanship and horse-breeding. In spite of changes prompted by the Soviet period, the Turkmen have remained very well known for their horses, the Akhal-Teke desert horse and also for their unique and beautiful jewelry traditions.