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Turkmen Tekke Bilezik Bracelet with Red Beads - Large Wrist

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Turkmen Tekke Cuff
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Price: $32.00
Item Number: Ab-4347-Br

Bold Turkmen Tribal Bilezik Bracelet with Red Beads

Cuff Bracelets such as this are classic Turkmen Tribal Jewelry called Qasli Bilezik; each decorative band is called a qoshmah. This large Bilezik has 6 large red beads set in raised bezels intended to ward off the evil eye. 

A row of 5 claws on each side are said to protect and invigorate the wearer, while shielding the delicate wrist area from injury. The gilded patterns on the surface are a typical of the Turkmen Tekke tribe from Central Asia.

This is a relatively new handcrafted bracelet that is thick-walled and sturdy - it does not bend. The wrist gap is wide, so a large wrist is recommended.

For more information on Turkmen jewelry, please see the links at the top of the Tribal Muse homepage for "About Tribal Jewelry" and "Blog."

Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
    Wrist Circumference = 7-1/2 inches (large woman's wrist) this measurements includes the gap at the wrist
    Width = 2-3/8 inches 
    Wrist Gap = 1-3/4 inches (there is a wide wrist gap)
    Weight = 4.6 oz
    Shipping Weight = 11 oz
    Material = Glass Beads; Metal; Gilding

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