Large vintage Turkoman pendant with jewels and dangles.
Length: 6 inches, including dangles
Width: 4.25 inches across
Materials: Mixed metals, glass ro plastic jewels
Metal Color: Silvery, tarnished and dark
Jewel Color: Blue and yellow
Attachment: Bales at the sides
Old turkoman pendant with bales for attaching and round jewels. About 6 inches from bottom of dangles. Traditional Turkoman style detailing. Mixed metals are mostly silvery in color, unpolished and tarnished/dark. Would make a great addition to a costume belt.
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.