Vintage Turkoman pendant with glass jewel.
Length: About 7.5 inches
Width: About 1-7/8 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewel
Metal Color: A bit brassy, dark
Jewel Color: Red
Attachment: Bales at the top.
Vintage Turkoman pendant with red glass jewel. About 7.5 inches long including dangles and about 1-7/8 inches across. Traditional Turkoman style detailing. Mixed metals are brassy and unpolished. Finish is a bit dark. Great for tribal belly dance costuming purposes.
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.