New Small Metal Talhakimt Pendants - Tanfouk Pendant - New Pendant for Tribal Belly Dance DIY Costuming

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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$4.00
Item No: JPX0097
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Materials: Mixed Metals
Qty in Stock: 43
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NEW molded metal tanfouk talhakimt pendant.

Length:  About 2 inches
Width:  About 1-1/8 inch
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color:  Slightly brassy 
Finish:  Polished, some dark patches here and here.  
Attachment:  Hole in center for stringing
Surface design is molded on one side only.  

Price listed is for ONE pendant.

NEW molded metal tanfouk or talhakimt pendant.  Mixed metals have a brassy cast.  Some of these have a dark patch here or there.  Hole in the center for attaching.  About 2 inches long and 1-1/8 inch wide.  Less than 1/8 of an inch thick.  Designed to imitate original Czech glass talhakimt pendants that were traded to North Africa, but are stronger and thinner in a mixed metal. Design is molded on the front side only, reverse side is plain.  These pendants are perfect for costuming or jewelry making.  

Price listed is for ONE pendant.

The original North African items are used mostly for hair adornment and sometimes other decoration, mostly in Mali and Mauritania, and locally named "zakate".  The shape of talhakimt is based on an old design from India.  Our new pieces are made by displaced tribal craftsmen from Afghanistan, now living in Pakistan.  These talented jewelry makers earn their living by making new pieces in old tribal styles, and creating new designs with a tribal look.  Many of the makers move from place to place, crossing areas and borders much as they did when they followed their herds as nomads.  These days they cross back and forth to find work or visit family.

 

 

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