Project Description

Old Turkoman Yomud earrings, central Asia

Old Turkoman earrings from the Yomud group, living in Central Asia, called “Gulak chalka”

Tested as high-grade silver and with fire gilded silver appliqués and  green glass beads. According to Schletzer, they feature  sheep’s heads on each side.

Dimensions:

Heigth: 9cm (3,54 inches)
Width: 8 cm (3,15 inches)
Combined weight: 41,3 gr.

References:

“A world of earrings. Africa, Asia America”, van Cutsem,  Anne, Skira, 2001
“Der Turkmenenschmuck”, Rudolph, Hermann, Museum für Völkerkunde, 1994
“The arts and crafts of Turkestan”, Kalter, Johannes, Thames and Hudson, 1983
“Old silver jewellery of the Turkoman”, Schletzer, Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 1984

IR29

Price: 295,00 €