Pair of vintage Turkoman teardrop shaped pendants.
Length: 7 inches, including bale and dangles
Width: About 2 inches across
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewels
Metal Color: Silvery to slightly brassy
Jewel Color: Red blue green
Attachment: Bale at the top
One of the bales for dangles at the bottom is missing on one of these pendants.
Old turkoman teardrop pendants with bale for attaching and glass jewels. About 7 inches from bale to bottom of bells, 2 inches wide. Mixed metals are silvery to slightly brassy in color, unpolished. 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.