Pair of Turkmen Tekke old bracelets, Central Asia
Matching pair of Turkmen bracelets from the Tekke tribe. Good silver content and carnelian gemstones, The silver was etched and fire-gilded.
From the 1st half of the 20th century.
The Turkmens are a Turkic people located primarily in the Central Asian states of Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, northern Pakistan, northeastern Iran, Syria, Iraq and North Caucasus.
Length: : 85 mm (3,35 in).
Inner diameter (smaller): 55 mm (2,16 in)
Inner diameter (bigger): 60 mm (2,36 in)
Back opening: 30 mm (1,18 in)
Weight: 350 gr
“Bracelets ethniques”, van Cutsem, Anne, Skira, 2002
“Der Turkmenenschmuck”, Rudolph, Hermann, Museum für Völkerkunde, 1984
“Old silver jewellery of the Turkoman”, Schletzer, Dietrich, Reimer Verlag, 1984