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TURKMEN PENDANTS PAIR - Vintage Tribal Jewelry Gulyaka Pendant Pair from Turkmenistan

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Pair of Turkoman gulyaka
Pair of Turkoman gulyakaPair of Turkoman gulyakaOld Turkoman pendantVintage Turkoman JewelryTurkoman tribal jewelryTurkoman tribal pendantLong ornate tribal danglesLong ornate tribal danglesBack view with coin and rulerPair of Turkoman gulyakaPair of Turkoman gulyaka
Price: $80.00
Item Number: abh-556-P-Pair

Large Vintage Turkmen Pendants PAIR - Old Tribal Jewelry from Turkmenistan

Price is for pendants' PAIR as shown.

This PAIR of vintage gulyaka pendants was handcrafted in Turkmenistan during the mid-1900's for the nomadic Ersari (Ersary) Turkmen (Turkoman) tribe of Central Asia.

The overall shape is an homage to the sun, topped with fretted borders of radiance.

Gilding on the front highlights patterns of stylized birds' wings and flames to connect the wearer with nature.

Large red beads set in raised bezels - a traditional Turkmen flourish - were strategically placed to ward off the evil eye.

Tipped with charms, the chain dangles hang freely from the lower borders, clattering noisily together with movement.

These Turkmen pendants were skillfully and sturdily made. They do not bend.

Large double-bails on the backs allow for wearing these gulyaka pendants on your favorite chain, ribbon, or cord. Gulyaka pendants were traditionally worn at the neck, in the hair, or in pairs along either side of the body, often sewn onto clothing.

There are mild wear patterns and a warm age patina remaining after decades of time.

To show relative size on a manikin, I have put one of the gulyakas on a simple neck cord, and the other pinned to the hair like a headpiece. I will include 2 of these neck cords free with purchase. 

Price is for PAIR as shown.

Come in a gift-box.

MEASUREMENTS (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
Pendant Size (each) = 7 inches long x 3-1/2 inches wide
Neck cord lengths = 18 inches each
Weight (pair) = 5.1 oz
Shipping Weight = 11 oz
TM Image library = 9-12-2018
Materials = Glass beads, Gilding, Metal with some silver, Neck cords x2

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