Pair of vintage Turkoman silk tassels.
Total Length: 8.5 Inches
Attachment: Loops at the top
Materials: Silk or possibly silk cotton blend
Colors: Deep Red/Magenta, Purple, Green
Beading at the ends of the fringes and thread wrapping and knotwork on the larger strands
This is a PAIR of tassels tied together at the tops.
Total length of tassel is 8.5 inches. Small white glass beads at the ends of most of the fringes and knotwork and thread wrapping around the tassels' main cords. Loops at the tops for attaching. The loops are a bit worn and some thread wrapping has come off, especially on one of the tassels, but they are still functional. Colors are Deep red/magenta, purple, and green. Colors are still vibrant, no fading that I can see. This tassel pair would be a nice addition to a costume belt or for a hair garden. Turkoman tassels also look stunning when used as a home decor accent.
Turkoman peoples use tassels in their homes, on their clothing/accessories and on their animals. Traditionally they are used to distract the evil eye and keep evil spirits from focusing on the human or animals that are wearing them. Turkoman tassels add a lot of color to your hair garden, costume or other belly dance accessories. Plus they help to keep those evil spirits at bay!