Lightweight new Turkoman style headpiece with carnelian jewels, a bit of fire gilding and pretty dangles.
Top Band Length (across the forehead): 16.25
Width, including dangles: 3.75 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, glass and carnelian jewels
Metal Color: Mostly silvery with a bit of fire gilding
Finish: Unpolished but with a bit of shine
Jewel Color: Deep orange-red and turquoise blue
Attachment: Hooks on each end can be attached to turban or scarf, or sew bands to fit around he head
Lovely Turkoman headpiece with larger carnelian jewels and small glass turquoise jewels. 16.25 inches end to end and 3.75 inches wide, including dangles. Traditional Turkoman style detailing, including carnelians, cut out design, fire gilding and shaped dangles. Mixed metals are silvery in color. Fire gilding looks gold/brassy. Lighweight and easy to wear. Hook into place or add bands to wear around the head. This piece could also be added to a fabric headpiece. This is a new item.
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.