Lovely Balochi heart pendant in tribal silver with carnelian jewel and freshwater pearls.
Length (including dangles): 3.5 Inches
Width: 2 Inches
Materials: Tribal Silver, carnelian stone, glass insets, freshwater pearls
Metal: Tribal Silver alloy
Finish: Not polished, but somewhat shiny.
Center Stone: Heart-shaped polished carnelian
Dangles feature small glass beads and freshwater pearls.
Heart-shaped Baloch pendant. This pendant is not new, but is contemporary. Probably less than 10 years old. Carnelian center stone and small glass insets are traditional, as are the freshwater drops ont he dangles. About 2 inches across and 3.5 inches long (including dangles) with two bales at the top. These would make wonderful additions to a tribal belly dance DIY headpiece or could easily be used on a bra or belt to add beautiful detailing. These pendants are somewhat tarnished.
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 Teke, Yomut, Ersari, Chowdur and Saryk. The most numerous are the Teke. The Turkmen lifestyle was heavily invested in horsemanship and horse-breeding. In spite of changes prompted by the Soviet period, the Turkoman people have remained very well known for their horses, the Akhal-Teke desert horse and also for their unique and beautiful jewelry traditions. Turkomen Central Asian silver jewelry is some of the finest and most sought-after in the world.