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Antique Large Silver Turkmen Pendants Pair

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Price: $995.00
Item Number: ab-2018-Hc

Antique Tekke Turkmen Tribal Jewelry Pendants Pair

These antique Pendants were handcrafted more than 100 years ago by Turkmen Tribal Jewelry artisans in a large adamlik (adamlyk) design - a design that mimics the female form and is believed to convey positive amuletic energy to the wearer. They were skillfully crafted in high-grade gold-gilded silver with elaborate arabesque incised patterns and an open fret work. 

Seven vibrant red carnelians sit in raised silver bezels on the surface of each pendant, with 5 more on the silver dangles. Warm age patina intact. Excellent condition. Museum Quality Antique Turkmen Tekke Tribal Jewelry. Price is for pair.

These beautiful Large Antique Turkmen Tekke (Teke) Admalyk Pendants could be worn in multiple ways, although most frequently they were worn as tenechir. Tenechir, also known as Temple Pendants were typically suspended from head pieces or braids, hanging along the sides of the head and giving the illusion of enormous earrings. 

They frame the face elegantly with elaborate gold-gilded silver pendants and clattering dangles. Classic eye-shaped carnelian beads set in raised bezels ward off the evil-eye and protect the wearer. They could also be sewn on both sides of a garment for creating the balanced symmetrical look so characteristic of Turkmen dress. Today they are also worn as a necklaces, hanging from a favorite ribbon, cord, or chain. 

Turkmen Tribal Jewelry is notoriously large, as are these pendants. Some say its impressive size is a tribute to the armor worn by Turkmen women in ancient times when fighting as warriors alongside their men in battle. 
Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
    Size = 10-1/4 inches long x 3-1/2 inches wide, each
    Weight = 7.4 oz for pair
    Shipping weight = 13 oz
    Material = Silver; Gold-gild; Carnelians

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