This item contains two round hollow Turkoman pendants that look like large bells, and a set of two large beads.
Pendants are 2.5 and 3 inches long, including bales.
Beads are amatching set and are about 2.25 inches long.
Small "ends" are about 5/8 inch long
(I have also included two round bell pieces that do not have bales)
Materials: Mixed base metals
Metal color: Mostly silvery, a bit tarnished. The middle band on the large beads is brass
Two pendants, 2.5 and 3 inches long, for adding to jewelry or costuming projects. These are large pieces and can serve as large central pendants on necklaces or could be used for various other projects. They are larger than they look. Two large matched turkoman "beads" which are really a set. the larger pieces are a faceted oval center, with a smaller side "tube" on one end. There is a matching loose "tube" for the other side of each. I have no idea why these came as two pieces, but they are matching. These beads are 3.25 inches long when strung together. I have also included two bell pieces that have lost their bale in case you can use them for anything.
Please note: These are USED pieces that may have previously adorned clothing, accessories, animal trappings or other items. There are some flaws that may include dents, discoloration or other defects.
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.