Small Turkoman beaded silk tassel pair.
Total Length: 14 inches
Beaded/Decorated Length: About 9 inches
Attachment: Loops at the top
Colors: Deep red, deep pink, dark green, purple, yellow ochre, black
Knotwork with thread wrapping suspended on a small flat piece of woven silk.
This is a PAIR of tassels.
Total length of tassels is 14 inches, decorated tassel/beaded portion is about 9 inches. Knotwork with old metallic thread wrapping on the tassel strands. Loops at the top for attaching. Colors are deep red, deep pink, dark green, purple, yellow ochre, black. Colors are still vibrant, minimal fading. Two tassels are tied together at the loops with string. These old tassels look lovely on dance costuming. Turkoman tassels also look stunning when used as a home decor accent. I think this pair is small enough to use in your hair.
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!