Turkoman Ersari Bracelets – 73mm x 63mm

$700.00

measures

73mm x 63mm

18mm opening (can be opened once warmed)

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.

Nice older pair with a beautiful patina and pattern.

See _‹ÐBracelet Fit Guide_‹ Measure carefully as these may not be returned.