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Vintage Turkmen Tekke Tribal Jewelry Large Gonjik Pendant

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Price: $188.00
Item Number: ab-2330-P

Turkmen Tekke Tribal Jewelry - Large Vintage Gonjik (Gonjuk) Pendant

The "Gonjik" (Gonjuk) is a large diamond shaped pendant that is worn by women of the various Turkmen (Turkoman) tribes. In addition to being beautiful, a gongik is also an amulet for protecting the wearer from harm. 

Like most Turkmen Jewelry, Gongiks are notoriously large. Some say that the large size of Turkmen Jewelry is a tribute to the armor worn by Turkmen women when fighting as warriors alongside their men in battle long ago.

This old Turkmen Double-Gonjik Pendant was skillfully handcrafted during the early 1900's in Turkmenistan Central Asia. It was sturdily made and does not bend.

There is a large carnelian in the center, unusual gold-gilded patterns, and lots of oval red beads to ward off the evil eye. Long bejeweled charm dangles hang below, clattering together with movement. A warm age patina adds a glow that only the passage of time can create.

The double-pendant design, gives the impression of overlapping pendants and the skill of the artisan. This is collectible piece of Turkmen tribal jewelry is in excellent condition; perfect for any collection.

Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
    Weight = 9.5 oz
    Size = 12 inches long x 7 inches wide 
    Material = Silver with metal; Gold-gild; Carnelian; Glass beads
    Shipping weight = 1 pound plus 2 oz

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