Small Turkoman beaded silk tassel pair.
Total Length: 9.5 Inches
Attachment: Loops at the top
Materials: Silk or silk/cotton blend
Colors: Deep red, faded olive green, faded purple, faded yellow, black
Knotwork with thread wrapping.
This is a PAIR of tassels.
Total length of tassels is 9.5 inches. Knotwork with old metallic thread wrapping on the tassel strands. Loops at the top for attaching. Colors are deep red, faded olive green, faded purple, faded yellow, black. There is a lot of fading of some of the colors on these tassels. Some of the original colors are not identifiable. Two tassels are tied together at the loops with string. This is a yummy old pair. These old tassels look lovely on dance costuming. Turkoman tassels also look stunning when used as a home decor accent.
The Turkoman people 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!