10 large Turkoman bells on connecting chain. Older bells, loud and jingly.
Bell Width: About 1 inches across
Bell Length: About 1-5/8 inches long including bale
Number of Bells: 10
Materials: Mixed base metals
Metal color: Silvery, bit tarnished and dirty
10 large Turkoman bells on a chain. I've seen lots of these sets, and I'm not sure if they are camel bells, or if they serve some other purpose. Large bells with a very loud jingle. About 1 inch across and 1-5/8 inches long, including the small bale at the top. Most bells still have the clapper ball inside the, two have either lost it, or never had one. Chain is about 14 inches long. This set of bells is in fair conditio. There are dents in most bells, a couple have been crushed at one time or another, and some have small cracks. Some are a bit misshapen, as if they had been reformed into a shape that approximates the original. All are still functional. Use as they are, attached to the chain or take them apart and use separate bells anywhere on your costume! Oerall, a very nice set of vintage tribal bells.
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.