Vintage Turkoman large teardrop shaped pendant.
Length: 7 inches, including bale and dangles
Width: 2.5 inches across
Materials: Mixed metals, glass inset
Metal Color: Slightly brassy, dark and tarnished with some patina
Jewel Color: Green
Attachment: Bale at the top
One of the bales for dangles at the bottom is missing.
Old turkoman teardrop pendant with bale for attaching and large green glass jewel. About 7 inches from bale to bottom of bells, 2.5 inches wide. Traditional Turkoman style wirework and stamped plaques as detailing. Mixed metals are slightly brassy in color, dark, tarnished and unpolished with a bit of patina. Would make a great addition to a costume belt.
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 Tekke, Yomut, Ersari, Chowdur and Saryk. The most numerous are the Tekke. The Turkmen lifestyle is 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.