Vintage Turkoman pendant with red glass jewel.
Length: About 5.5 inches
Width: 2.75 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewel
Metal Color: Slightly brassy, tarnished with patina
Jewel Color: Deep red
Attachment: Bales at the top.
Turkoman triangle pendant. About 5.5 inches long and 2.75 inches across. Traditional Turkoman detailing with glass jewel. Unpolished, slightly brassy metal, tarnished with quite a bit of dark/green patina. Bales at the top for attaching. Would work well for many costuming uses.
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 is 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.