Amazing pair of small vintage Turkoman beaded silk tassels.
Length: 9 Inches
Attachment: These tasselsprobably once had loops, but now are only remnants
Materials: Silk Fringes, Glass Beads, Silk Thread Wrap
Colors: Deep Red, Orangish, Brownish, Black
Glass beads at the ends of the fringes and beads and thread wrapping around the strands.
This is a PAIR of tassels.
Total length of each tassel is about 9 inches from bottom of fringes to the place where they are tied together at the top. Beading at the ends of the fringes and white beads and thread wrapping around the larger tassel strands. Colors are deep red, orangish, brownish (that was once probably green) and black. All colors are faded. The loops (at least I THINK they were once loops) at the tops have frayed and these beautiful little gems will probably need to be sewn to costuming. These tassels are quite old and have a fantastic soft feel to them. Beautiul for costuming, but would also look stunning used as a home decor accent. Natural dyes. Avoid moisture to preserve color and prevent color bleed.
Turkoman peoples use tassels in their homes, on their clothing/accessories and on their animals. Traditionally they are used to distract the evil eye and keep evil spirits from focusing on the human or animals that are wearing them. Turkoman tassels add a lot of color to your hair garden, costume or other belly dance accessories. Plus they help to keep those evil spirits at bay!