Vintage Turkoman double goddess pendant.
Length: 18 inches
Width: About 2 inches at the widest point
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewels
Metal Color: Silvery, tarnished
Jewel Color: Reds, blues
Attachment: Hook at the top
Heavy, well-made multi-section pendant.
Lovely Turkoman vintage pendant with red and blue jewels. About 18 inches long (including dangles) and 2 inches across. Mixed metals are a silvery, unpolished and a bit tarnished. This pendant is very well made. One of the jewels looks like a replacement, but I believe it is glass and not plastic. Made of heavier sheet metal with large, well-made chains. Perfect for tribal dance costuming.
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.