Vintage Turkoman headpiece with dangles and glass insets.
Top Band Length (end to end): 16 inches
Dangles Length: About 3 to 5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewels
Metal Color: Slightly Brassy, Slightly Dark
Jewel Color: Red.
Attachment: This headpiece has pins on the two ends that are traditionally used to pin this headpiece to a cylindrical hat with dangles haging before the face/eyes.
Vintage Turkoman headpiece with dangles on chain. About 16 inches across with 3 to 5 inch dangles. Mixed metals are slightly brassy and a bit dark in color. Linked pieces include pins with traditional rams horn design (on the ends) and one rams horn piece in the center that the pin is missing from. There is a detail photo showing the pin from one of the ends. This piece could be sewn into a headpiece to make it more secure. Or could be used on costume belts for added detail. If you wish, the pins could be cut or snapped off their tops to remove them.
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.