Two beautiful small fire gilded Turkoman link pendants.
Length: About 1.5 inches
Width: 1.25 inches
Materials: Tribal Silver, glass jewels
Metal Color: Silvery and a bit tarnished
Jewel Color: Red
Attachment: Two bales on each pendant.
Lovely Turkoman flower-shaped link pendants. Silver pendants feature goldwashed design and red glass jewels. These pieces were originally used to link small dangles to larger pieces of jewelry, such as headpieces or larger pendants. About 1.5 inches long and 1.25 inches across. Traditional Turkoman detailing. Unpolished and tarnished. Two bales on each pendant for attaching. Perfect for many costuming uses. Would make lovely earrings!
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.