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Turkmen Kazakh Bilezik Bracelet with Lapis Lazuli - Larger Wrist

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Price: $32.00
Item Number: Ab-4329-Br

Bold Turkmen Tribal Bilezik Bracelet with Lapis Lazuli

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 Lapis Lazuli 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 Kazakh Turkmen from Central Asia.

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

Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
    Wrist Circumference = 7-1/2 inches (Woman's standard bracelet is 7 inches)
    Width = 2-1/8 inches 
    Wrist Gap = 1-1/2 inches (slightly wide wrist gap)
    Weight = 3.16 oz
    Shipping Weight = 9 oz
    Material = Lapis Lazuli; Metal; Gilding

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