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EARLY 20thC, TURKMENISTAN SILVER NECKLACE #9667

An early heavy 20th century Qasli Bilezik Turkmen, Tekke, high grade silver and carnelian necklace from Turkmenistan, the main crescent shaped central plate with raised decorative lozenges and 1 raised oval carnelian, surmounted with 3 more small panels decorated en-suite and with the suspenion eyes, the central one with a raised carnelian, the main piece with 19 silver double silver chains with ball shaped endings, a double hanging chain interspersed with the silver lozenge shapes,  34 inch chain, the main section 5 inches by 4 inches high. Weight 450 grams      #9667meo

Qasli bilezik necklaces are an indispensable part of a nomadic tribal Turkmen woman’s dowry.

From the collection of the Danish Doctor, Author and lecturer of History from the University of Copenhagen and ethnographical collector Alex Wittendorff 1932-2013 (see photo)

£350.00

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