Lot of 80 + tribal tassel caps for DIY belly dance costuming. These pieces are most often used at the top of tassels - part decorative element and part practical, they cover and decorate the top of the tassels where the strands are bundled together, but also add a bit protection to the knots so the tassels might last a bit longer under tribal use. They sometimes incorporate small stamped dangles or bells that make a nice jingle. Some of these pieces are old and some have been dented, may be a bit squashed or may have other flaws. This large lot is varied with some pieces having etched designs, a few with dangles and others without decoration.
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 Teke, Yomut, Ersari, Chowdur and Saryk. The most numerous are the Teke. 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.
Length of caps without dangles: Various - from less than 1 inch up to 2 inches or more
Width: Various - from about 3/4 of an inch up to 1.5 inches or more
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Silvery to slightly brassy
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Various sizes, metal colors, designs, etc. All are different, none are matching.
Great large lot for tassel makers or costumers.
Old pieces may be dented, a bit squashed or may have other flaws.
You will receive the exact piece(s) shown in the photos on this page. Please check photos carefully for condition.
These are used tribal pieces that have previously adorned tribal clothing, accessories, household goods, animal trappings or other items. As a previously used tribal item it may have small flaws that should not be considered defects, but add character and authenticity to tribal items.
A NOTE ON THE CONDITION OF TRIBAL ITEMS: Our tribal components are used pieces from from faraway lands. As used pieces they may be tarnished or otherwise reflect their prior lives as treasured tribal pieces. Please know that we strive to maintain the tribal allure of our items and therefore we do not clean or repair these pieces in any way. This not only maintains the old, tribal look of each piece that our belly dance customers seek, but also preserves the value of a piece that cleaning and polishing might diminish.
We do our best to describe any flaws that may be present, and we encourage you to read the full description and look at all photos closely to judge the condition of the item for yourself and know exactly what you are ordering. If you have questions about the condition of any item, please ask!