Beautiful pair of diamond-shaped fire gilded Turkoman doonbajik pendants.
Length: About 4.75 inches
Width: 2.5 inches
Materials: Tribal Silver, glass jewels
Metal Color: Silvery and a bit tarnished
Finish: Unpolished, tarnished
Jewel Color: Red
Attachment: Bale at the top of each pendant.
Lovely Turkoman diamond-shaped doonbajik pendants. Silver pendants feature goldwashed design and red glass jewels. These pieces were originally used as coat clasps, and this pair retains their hook and loop and could still be used for their original purpose. About 4.75 inches long and 2.5 inches across. Traditional Turkoman detailing. Unpolished, tarnished. Bales on each pendant for attaching. Perfect for many costuming uses.
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.