Small Turkoman style metal tassel - tassel caps, flat diamond-shaped dangles
Total Length: 8.5 inches
Attachment: There is currently a simple chain at the top for attaching or sewing, but I will add a metal ring to make it easier to attach
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Silvery, tarnished
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Small metal Turkoman style tassel with diamond shaped dangles. Turkoman style tassel caps and twisted wire detailing. Dangles make a nice jingle. 8.5 inches long. Could be used almost anywhere on costuming. It's even light and small enough for a hair garden!
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. Added bonus: they are beautiful!
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. 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.