Turkoman Tekke Bracelets

$899.00

measures 60mm x 55mm

opening 28mm to 30mm

Sold by the pair

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.

Incredible older pair with a beautiful patina, and Carnelians patterns.

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