Turkoman style tassel cap with angles and wirework detailing.
Length: 6 inches
Width: 1.5 inches
Metal Color: Slightly brassy
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Turkoman style tassel cap with dangles and a bit of wirework detailing. These pieces are often seen on the tops of Turkoman hats but work very well as tassel tops for dance costuming, adding a bit of a jingle as well. 6 inches long from top tube to bottom of dangles. 1.5 inches wide. Mixed metals are slightly brassy and unpolished.
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.