Vintage Uzbek black tribal tassel - beading and cord-wrapping.
Total Length: About 22 Inches not including cord loop at the top
Attachment: There is a lage loop at the top which could be used to attach, but could also be sewn to costuming.
Materials: Silk, cotton, plastic buttons, metal and glass beads
Listing is for a single tassel, but it is multi-strand
Beautiful old Uzbek Central Asian tribal tassel has 3 main tassel strands. Embellishments include buttons, cord wrapping and knotwork, and metal and glass beads. A bit of the seed bead wrapping on the side tassels is coming loose.
This is a vintage Uzbek hair tassel. These are traditinally incorporated into a headpiece and they hang either at the sides of the face or from the back, under the hair. Central Asian peoples used 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. Perfect for adding decorative detailing!