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Old Turkmen Tribal Jewelry - Large Bell-Dangle Ring - Size 9.75

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Price: $15.00
Item Number: abh-4818-R

Vintage Turkmen Tribal Jewellery Ring with 4 Large Bells

This unusual old Turkmen (Turkoman) ring was handcrafted during the mid-1900's for the nomadic tribes of Turkmenistan in Central Asia.

It has the classic hallmarks of the Ersari Turkmen sub-tribe, with its bold design, clean lines, and surface gilding.

A red beads in a raised bezel sits in the center, strategically placed to ward off the evil eye.

4 large bells hang from the corners, making a clattering sound when the hand moves.

The design is of 2 sets of double-headed eagles - a favored motif in Central Asia intended to protect the wearer from harm through continued vigilance.  

This is a sturdily constructed ring and does not bend. Wear patterns and a warm age patina remain after many years.

Large rings like this were also worn in the hair, with braids or locks threaded through the opening.

Comes in a gift-box.

Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)  
     Size = 9.75 (USA Sizing)
     Weight = 0.82 oz
     Shipping Weight = 6 oz
     Top dimensions (not including bell dangles) = 1-1/4 inches long x 1-1/8 inches wide
     Material = Metal, Gilding, Glass bead

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