Vintage pair of Turkoman goddess pendants with glass jewels.
Length: 8 to 8.5 inches, including dangles
Width: About 2.25 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewels
Metal Color: Mostly Silvery
Finish: Unpolished, there appear to be some scratching on the fronts
Jewel Color: Deep red and green or blue
Attachment: Bale at the top.
Vintage Turkoman goddess pendants with glass jewels. About 8.5 inches long including dangles and about 2.25 inches across. Traditional Turkoman style detailing. Mixed metals are mostly silvery and unpolished. Pendant bodies are matching, the dangles are slightly different. There is some scratching on the surface of these pendants. Please see photos for details. Great for tribal belly dance costuming purposes.
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.