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Turkmen Tribal Jewelry Bracelet - Bold Triple Claw Bilezik - Irregular

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Price: $9.50
Item Number: Ab-12b

Bold Turkmen Tribal Bilezik Bracelet - Irregular

This bold contemporary Turkmen (Turkoman) jewelry bracelet was handcrafted by tribal jewelry artisans living along the Afghan border. 

It has the traditional Turkmen design, with incised and gilded birds' wings and flames covering the surface. 3 large carnelian-red glass beads sit in raised bezels intended to ward off the evil eye. 

The wrist opening is wide, and one of the glass beads has been cracked, but is not loose. Because of this, the cuff is deeply discounted as irregular for clearance, and is otherwise in excellent condition. Please see images. 

Bilezik bracelets are notoriously thick, made of two layers fused together with a hollow space in between. Their ends are typically constructed with rows of fangs or claws, said to be imbued with amuletic powers that protect the wearer.
Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
    Size = 6-3/4 inches total inside wrist circumference 
    Width = 1-3/8 inches wide
    Weight = 2.85 oz
    Shipping Weight = 8 oz
    Material = Gilded metal; Glass beads