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Antique Silver Teke Turkmen Tribal Jewelry Egme (Edme) - Collectible, Museum Quality

This extremely high antique Silver Egme Headpiece is exclusively Teke (Tekke) Turkmen. Egme were worn by Turkmen Tribal women after marriage to convey their status. This remarkable silver Egme was handcrafted by skilled Turkmen Tribal Jewelry artisans in the late 1800's or very early 1900's. It was made of gold-gilded silver, with an open fretwork and a band of carnelians set in raised bezels. 

Two additional carnelians flank each side, all carefully placed to ward off the evil eye. Inscribed designs of birds wings are highlighted by the gold-gilding. It was a common practice for Turkmen artisans to use a part to represent the essence of the whole...as with the use of birds' wings to symbolize an entire bird. Birds were highly revered throughout Central Asia, since they live in the sky, acting as emissaries between heaven and earth. 

This extraordinary piece is in excellent condition, fully intact, and cleaned of most age patina. An Ikat fabric lining and ties have been added recently for comfort when wearing. Highly Collectible, Museum Quality Antique Turkmen Tribal Jewelry.

Occasionally we receive Egmes constructed in gilded metal, which are considerably less expensive than this silver one. If you are interested in a metal edme instead, please contact us, and we'll be happy to let you know availability and prices.

Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
    Size =13-1/2 inches wide x 6 inches tall 
    Weight = 10.1 oz (286.3)
    Material = Silver; Gold-gild; Carnelians; Fabric

Antique Silver Teke Turkmen Tribal Jewelry Women's Egme  2012-12-8 1625.00

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