AUD $120.00

Turkoman "Gilt" Silver Earrings.


Gilt silver “Turkoman” earrings probably made by Uzbek or Kazak Silversmiths in Northern Afghanistan. (I could be wrong these may actually be from Uzbekistan, but they seem to have a Turkoman flavour, the gilding may be original, or done later....... however I think it has worked out brilliantly! And this pair are my favourites!)
With deep burgundy oval cabachon Garnets and fine twisted wire detailing, dangling "fleur de lys" and twisted burgundy tassels tied with red endless knots. (if the tassels get creased in transport just gently/lightly steam them over a kettle and smooth to shape.)

The gilt has a convincingly relaxed, warm 22 ct glow to it, over almost "sterling silver" and the raised filigree scrolls emphasize the swirling horns. (Once again I don't think the photos catch the gentle glow of the Gold, which is very restrained and isn't at all "loud".

Whilst they may not be that "old" I consider these to be very wearable contemporary Tribal Costume Jewellery.

Perfect for sophisticated Belly Dancers, light with fine, colourful detail but not too long for general wear.

The hook for the ear, is of a easily worn size of less than 1 mm.

Age: 21st Century 

Size: H 110 mm x W 34 mm.

Weight: 18 grams