Vintage Turkoman goddess pendant with glass jewels
Length: 9 inches
Width: About 2.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewels
Metal Color: Slightly brassy, a bit dark
Jewel Color: Red
Attachment: Bale at the top.
Vintage Turkoman goddess pendant with red glass jewels. About 9 inches long including dangles and about 2.5 inches across. Traditional Turkoman style detailing. Mixed metals are slightly brassy, a little bit dark, and unpolished. 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.