Turkoman Vintage Stylized Hamsa Pendant - Tribal Pendant for Belly Dance DIY Costuming - Turkmen Hamsa Pendant

 
 
 
 
 
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$8.00
Item No: JPT0699
Country of Origin: Central Asia / Turkmenistan
Materials: Mixed Metals, Glass Jewels
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Vintage diamond-shaped Turkoman gul yaka or "neck flower" pendant.  

Length: 5 inches
Width: 1.75 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewels
Metal Color:  Slightly brassy, tarnished
Finish:  Unpolished
Jewel Color:  Red, Green
Attachment: Bale at the top

Vintage Turkoman stylized hamsa pendant with red and green glass jewels.  About 1.75 inches across and 5 inches long.  Bale at the top for attaching.  Nice jingle.  Mixed metals are slightly brassy and unpolished.  These pendants are a stylized verion of the classic hamsa or Hand of Fatima pendant and help keep that pesky evil eye at bay. 

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.   

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