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Dimensions:
2.25" x 2.5"
6 x 6.5 cm

This gorgeous pendant is a traditional piece typical of Turkman workmanship. The center stone appears to be turquoise or some kind of green marble. It has been carved with a graceful horse design.

The pendant weighs almost 2 oz. and is constructed as an oval box, sealed on all sides. The metal work is made by soldering braids and tiny pieces of silver set next to each other into a design. Front and back show signs of wear. It is sterling silver.

Age is unknown, but estimated 50-100 years. Use the zoom option of a larger image.

Free shipping worldwide on this piece.

See more images of Turkmen jewelry Afghan Tribal Arts has carried in the past: http:\/\/www.afghantribalarts.com\/turkmen.htm

Follow Afghan Tribal Arts on Facebook!
Read about Afghan Tribal Arts: http:\/\/fiberfocus.blogspot.com\/search\/label\/Afghan%20Tribal%20Arts

The following text is from www.turkmens.com, a website where you can find a lot of information on both current and past information on Turkmen culture. The two photos of women are from this site as well. Visit it to learn more about this ancient culture!

"Turkmen jewels, which constitute a delicate art full of secrets and with a very long past, are also one of the most important elements of Turkmen culture, works of gold and silver produced by the Turkmen jewellers of the past have reached the present day as a masterpiece each. The manner in which precious stones were placed on them, their geometric shapes and the forms given to them cause feelings of amazement and admiration in those who look at them. The originality of Turkmen handicrafts is a distinct feature of Turkmen culture that sets it apart from the cultures of other nations.

The products of the Turkmen art of jewel-making not only embellish women but also convey various magical meanings which are believed to protect people who wear those jewels from the evil eye and from diseases. Although they did not know the properties of the stones they worked, the Turkmen jewel-making artists of the past believed that these stones had a beneficial impact on human health. They told the magical power of their products to those who bought them and ensured that they, too, believed in it, giving them strength, joy and hope. For this reason, jewels for Turkmen women have always been a source of moral strength.

Turkmen masters have not forgotten their art during the years that have passed; on the contrary, they have developed it a little bit more every day and have trained students who have surpassed them. Old masters, spending great labour together with their students, have produced more beautiful works every day patiently. For this reason, the works of Turkmen masters are fascinating and attractive to people today.

Turkmen jewels remind one of the Iran outfits of past warriors. The silver "Cuppa" which is shaped like a dome, the "Chekkelik" with its silver hangers running down to the cheeks, and the "Yeginlik" with a hanger on the back of the neck, remind one of a military headwear. The broad chest ornaments "Gulyaka", "Dagdan" and "Bukuv" with their silver "Apbases" are reminiscent of the chest armours of soldiers. The examples cited suggest that the female warriors referred to in ancient works may have lived in Turkmen territories. It has always been said that Turkmen woman helped his man in his fight with enemies. On this basis, it seems possible to accept the truth of the idea of the female warriors.

Turkmen silver masters produced various ornaments for children and horses as well as for women. They made knives, knife-handles and cases, wallets and bags. In addition to the jewel-making art, the carpets and rugs decorating the tents were also produced by Turkmen masters. The harmony of a woman’s jewels with the patterns on her dress was an expression of the master’s art.

In Turkmen society, woman has a special place, woman has always been treated with respect. The great Turkmen thinker and poet Mahdumkuli wrote praisingly about the beauty of woman.
The unbelievable beauty of Turkmen woman in her national dress, who is able to bring her clothes into a lyrical harmony with all kinds of ornament, reflects the magical wholeness of the Turkmen art of dress and jewelry.

The cuts of traditional Turkmen garments are a reflection of the way of life and the climatic conditions in Turkmenistan. Embroidery has an important place in these garments. The national dresses of women are ornamented with embroidery as well as decorations. Men’s clothes, too, have embroidery but are more simple. Embroidery exists not only on clothes but also on table-cloths, handkerchiefs, bags, saddles, "dutar" cases, etc. The reasons for the emergence of these motifs of embroidery were certain religious beliefs, for example the need to be protected from evil spirits.

Turkmen national dresses for women and children are always embellished with ornate and precious stones and beads.
Decoration is not confined to clothes: such articles as the handles of swords and daggers, and whips, are also decorated with precious stones.

In the past, decorations had a special meaning. They signified the age, family, tribe and social status of those who used them. These ornaments and jewels displayed differences from tribe to tribe in the course of time. Whether a woman was married or not and what tribe she belonged to could be told from her dress and ornaments. There are efforts today to protect and maintain this tradition."

Visit Afghan Tribal Arts here on Etsy for more Turkmen jewelry and semi-precious stone strands from Afghanistan.
Dimensions:
2.25" x 2.5"
6 x 6.5 cm

This gorgeous pendant is a traditional piece typical of Turkman workmanship. The center stone appears to be turquoise or some kind of green marble. It has been carved with a graceful horse design.

The pendant weighs almost 2 oz. and is constructed as an oval box, sealed on all sides. The metal work is made by soldering braids and tiny pieces of silver set next to each other into a design. Front and back show signs of wear. It is sterling silver.

Age is unknown, but estimated 50-100 years. Use the zoom option of a larger image.

Free shipping worldwide on this piece.

See more images of Turkmen jewelry Afghan Tribal Arts has carried in the past: http:\/\/www.afghantribalarts.com\/turkmen.htm

Follow Afghan Tribal Arts on Facebook!
Read about Afghan Tribal Arts: http:\/\/fiberfocus.blogspot.com\/search\/label\/Afghan%20Tribal%20Arts

The following text is from www.turkmens.com, a website where you can find a lot of information on both current and past information on Turkmen culture. The two photos of women are from this site as well. Visit it to learn more about this ancient culture!

"Turkmen jewels, which constitute a delicate art full of secrets and with a very long past, are also one of the most important elements of Turkmen culture, works of gold and silver produced by the Turkmen jewellers of the past have reached the present day as a masterpiece each. The manner in which precious stones were placed on them, their geometric shapes and the forms given to them cause feelings of amazement and admiration in those who look at them. The originality of Turkmen handicrafts is a distinct feature of Turkmen culture that sets it apart from the cultures of other nations.

The products of the Turkmen art of jewel-making not only embellish women but also convey various magical meanings which are believed to protect people who wear those jewels from the evil eye and from diseases. Although they did not know the properties of the stones they worked, the Turkmen jewel-making artists of the past believed that these stones had a beneficial impact on human health. They told the magical power of their products to those who bought them and ensured that they, too, believed in it, giving them strength, joy and hope. For this reason, jewels for Turkmen women have always been a source of moral strength.

Turkmen masters have not forgotten their art during the years that have passed; on the contrary, they have developed it a little bit more every day and have trained students who have surpassed them. Old masters, spending great labour together with their students, have produced more beautiful works every day patiently. For this reason, the works of Turkmen masters are fascinating and attractive to people today.

Turkmen jewels remind one of the Iran outfits of past warriors. The silver "Cuppa" which is shaped like a dome, the "Chekkelik" with its silver hangers running down to the cheeks, and the "Yeginlik" with a hanger on the back of the neck, remind one of a military headwear. The broad chest ornaments "Gulyaka", "Dagdan" and "Bukuv" with their silver "Apbases" are reminiscent of the chest armours of soldiers. The examples cited suggest that the female warriors referred to in ancient works may have lived in Turkmen territories. It has always been said that Turkmen woman helped his man in his fight with enemies. On this basis, it seems possible to accept the truth of the idea of the female warriors.

Turkmen silver masters produced various ornaments for children and horses as well as for women. They made knives, knife-handles and cases, wallets and bags. In addition to the jewel-making art, the carpets and rugs decorating the tents were also produced by Turkmen masters. The harmony of a woman’s jewels with the patterns on her dress was an expression of the master’s art.

In Turkmen society, woman has a special place, woman has always been treated with respect. The great Turkmen thinker and poet Mahdumkuli wrote praisingly about the beauty of woman.
The unbelievable beauty of Turkmen woman in her national dress, who is able to bring her clothes into a lyrical harmony with all kinds of ornament, reflects the magical wholeness of the Turkmen art of dress and jewelry.

The cuts of traditional Turkmen garments are a reflection of the way of life and the climatic conditions in Turkmenistan. Embroidery has an important place in these garments. The national dresses of women are ornamented with embroidery as well as decorations. Men’s clothes, too, have embroidery but are more simple. Embroidery exists not only on clothes but also on table-cloths, handkerchiefs, bags, saddles, "dutar" cases, etc. The reasons for the emergence of these motifs of embroidery were certain religious beliefs, for example the need to be protected from evil spirits.

Turkmen national dresses for women and children are always embellished with ornate and precious stones and beads.
Decoration is not confined to clothes: such articles as the handles of swords and daggers, and whips, are also decorated with precious stones.

In the past, decorations had a special meaning. They signified the age, family, tribe and social status of those who used them. These ornaments and jewels displayed differences from tribe to tribe in the course of time. Whether a woman was married or not and what tribe she belonged to could be told from her dress and ornaments. There are efforts today to protect and maintain this tradition."

Visit Afghan Tribal Arts here on Etsy for more Turkmen jewelry and semi-precious stone strands from Afghanistan.
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Reviewed by BlueSmartie
5 out of 5 stars.
Jul 3, 2017
Very happy with my purchase, thank you !
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Reviewed by Carolyn
5 out of 5 stars.
May 15, 2017
Perfect! Thank you for such quick delivery on a lovely pendant!
Afghanistan, Vintage Sterling Silver Carnelian Pendant, N34

Reviewed by Carolyn
5 out of 5 stars.
May 15, 2017
Beautiful ornaments which will work in an upcoming design project. Great communication!
Vintage Tribal Talisman: Kuchi Beaded Remnant Amulet Set #11

Reviewed by z4d777
Buyer photo z4d777, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 6, 2017
Good purchasing experience. Necklace will work well combined with others. Thank you.
Vintage Tribal Necklace, Afghanistan, 23

Reviewed by BlueSmartie
5 out of 5 stars.
Jul 3, 2017
Very happy with my purchase, thank you !
Vintage Tribal Talisman: Kuchi Beaded Remnant Gul I Peron Patch Set #20

Reviewed by Carolyn
5 out of 5 stars.
May 15, 2017
Perfect! Thank you for such quick delivery on a lovely pendant!
Afghanistan, Vintage Sterling Silver Carnelian Pendant, N34

Reviewed by Carolyn
5 out of 5 stars.
May 15, 2017
Beautiful ornaments which will work in an upcoming design project. Great communication!
Vintage Tribal Talisman: Kuchi Beaded Remnant Amulet Set #11

Reviewed by z4d777
Buyer photo z4d777, who reviewed this item with the Etsy app for iPhone.
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 6, 2017
Good purchasing experience. Necklace will work well combined with others. Thank you.
Vintage Tribal Necklace, Afghanistan, 23

Reviewed by Ruth Stein
5 out of 5 stars.
Feb 2, 2017
Stone Pendant Packet, Afghan Mix 17

Reviewed by gremlin1973
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 21, 2017
Magnificent. Love the size, color, texture and off-round shape. I wear it as a choker. It definitely makes a statement. Thank you.
Roman Glass Pendant, Gold Vermeil, 3'' diameter, Item 82

Reviewed by Katie Wood
5 out of 5 stars.
Jan 18, 2017
I purchased a number of exquisite vintage Afghanistan pouches from this shop..and they are all stunning examples of beautiful crafting. The customer service is second to none too. I highly recommend you take a browse through all the gorgeous items in this shop! thanks for all the help!
Afghanistan: Vintage Embroidered Pashtun Wallet or Pouch, Item E61

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5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 17, 2016
I really love this and it looks great. It's hard to find things like this elsewhere.
Vintage Embroidered Doily, Afghanistan: Zazi Silk, Item 136

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5 out of 5 stars.
Jun 11, 2016
As usual great goods with fast shipping! Highly recommended dealer!
Green Serpentine Bead 16" Strand, 10 mm Flat Coin, Natural and Handcut, SERP1

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International customers- I've had to revise this free shipping offer on heavier items- but I'll cover at least $20 on shipping.

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Vintage Turkman Sterling Silver Pendant with Carved Turquoise Stone, 1

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