Pair of vintage extra large Turkoman pendants.
Length: 6.75 inches top to bottom of dangles
Width: 5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewels
Metal Color: Silvery to slightly brassy
Finish: Unpolished, slightly tarnished or dark
Jewel Color: Orange
Attachment: None, sew through bales or drill small holes to attach
Pair of vintage Turkoman pendants with large orange glass cabochons in the center. About 6.75 inches across and 5 inches long. Dangles make a nice jingle. Mixed metals are silvery to slightly brassy and unpolished. These pieces are very large and would look fantastic on a costume belt. There are no specific attachment bales or holes in these. You could sew through the bales for the dangles to attach or drill small holes in them to add rings or sew to costuming.
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 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.