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Old Turkmen Tribal Jewelry Large Garma Headpiece

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Price: $168.00
Item Number: TXP-067-HP

Old Turkmen Tribal Jewelry - Large Traditional Garma Headpiece

This elaborate large headpiece is an old Turkmen (Turkoman) Garma Head Dress. It is worn spanning the forehead and tied at the back of the head (At 15 inches long, this wonderful headpiece almost completely encircles the head). Because of their size, Turkmen Garma are often also secured to the hair, chains, or a cap worn underneath. 

The Turkmen are known for embellishing themselves with large elaborate jewelry - and the Garma Head Dress is an extremely beautiful example that has been worn by Turkmen Tribal women for centuries.

This old vintage Garma was handcrafted during the early to mid-1900's of sturdy gilded metal with silver, carnelians and red glass. It has traditional Tekke Turkmen patterns of stylized birds' wings and flames for connecting the wearer with nature. Six large forehead links studded with vivid eye-shaped red beads ward off the evil eye. 

The 3 largest linked have the double-eagle motif, depicting 2 eagles with heads facing in opposite directions, offering extra protection and vigor. Multiple large bells and long dangles with eye-shaped carnelians sway freely below, making a wonderful sound with movement. A black cotton lining with beaded edging and braided ties have been added more recently. Very well made, in excellent condition ready for wearing, dancing, and adding to your Turkmen Tribal Jewelry collection.
 
Measurements (1 inch = 2.54 cm):
    Width across front = 15 inches across forehead 
    Front drop = 5-3/4 inches (distance from top to bottom edges at center front)
    Weight = 7.4 oz
    Material = Silver with metalr; gold-gilding; glass beads; carnelians; cotton

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