Two small Turkoman household protective charms made from old embroidery pieces.
Width: about 3.5 inches each
Length: 5.75 to 6 inches each
Primary Colors: Multi
Attachment: String at the top.
Embroidery, tassels with beads. These little cuties have been recently made from old pieces of embroidery.
Price listed is for TWO pieces as shown. Tied together at the top.
Tumar protective charms. Embroidery in traditional patterns on a stuffed fabric base. Threads on old embroidery pieces are natural fiber thread. Hand made tassels with thread-wrapped strands and white beads. Single small string at the top of each piece for tying. You could possibly tie a longer piece or loop to this to hang.
These old triangular household charms called "tumar"or sometimes "dogachik" have been used for ages to protect the owner or wearer from evil spirits. Each is as different in pattern, colors and materials used as the individual makers, but all are the classic triangular shape representing a mountain, with colorful beads, embroidery, shells, fringe or other adornments to confuse and distract evil spirits. Hang one in your house or car to keep that pesky evil eye at bay!
These pieces are entirely produced by hand and measurements will vary in places. This item may be faded, torn or frayed, have raw edges, may be dirty or smell of animals, smoke or incense.
A NOTE ABOUT COLOR: The threads used in this piece are a natural fiber and have been dyed with natural dyes. It would be best to hang this item out of direct sunlight to keep colors from further fading. Keep this item dry - natural dyes may bleed.