Big vintage pair of Turkoman beaded tassels.
Total Length: 16 Inches
Attachment: Loops at the top
Materials: Silk or Silk/cotton Blend
Colors: Deep pink, faded green, deep deep purple/black
Black and white wrapped beading on main strands, single white bead at the bottom of the tassel fringes.
This is a PAIR of tassels tied together at the tops
Total length of each tassel is 16 inches. White beading at the ends of the fringes. Main strands are wrapped with black and whte beads. Loops at the top for attaching. Fringe colors are deep pink, faded green and deep purple/black. The pink and purple stil have strong color, the green is the only color that seems to have faded a bit. Also the pink has rubbed off onto the green a little in places. Photos with white background show color most accurately. A wonderful old pair of tassels, great for costuming. Loops are ttied together at the tops. Cut or untie to use separately. Perfect for adding detail to tribal dance costuming. They 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!