Tekke Turkoman Bracelets

$2,800.00

Cuff 114mm H x 66mm OD 55mm ID

Opening measures 34mm to 42mm

TKB1

1 in stock

Description

Tekke jewelery from Turkmenistan and Afghanistan. 19th Century

The Tekke are a tribe of southern Turkmanistan and northern Afghanistan. Their jewelery is characterized by symmetrical design with the contrast between gold and silver. A thin layer of gold (gilding)is applied to the pendants and bracelets by heating a mixture of gold and quicksilver which evaporates fast. Tekke goldsmiths prefer to adorn jewelery with the semiprecious carnelian.

This a beautiful pair!

See “Bracelet Fit Guide” Measure carefully as these may not be returned.