Pair of matching vintage Turkoman pendants.
Length: 4.5 inches
Width: About 1 inch
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewels
Metal Color: Slightly brassy
Jewel Color: Red
Attachment: Bales at the top
Pair of cute Turkoman pendants with red jewels. About 4.5 inches long (including dnagles) and about 1 inch across. Mixed metals are a slightly brassy color, unpolished. These two pendants are attached together at the top by a piece of wire. Snip or untwist wire to separate. Matching set of pendants for tribal belly dance costuming or other DIY projects.
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.