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Uzbek/Turkoman Beaded Tassel.

Sorry, this tassel is no longer available. We may however still have some similar ones.

Here's a cluster of tassels made with subtle warm earthy ochre and olive tones aone being a deep turquoise (now faded to a mellow shade.)

Very old and knocked around, recycled "Turkoman" silver bell caps have been incorporated. Their very dark , deeply shiny patina contrasts strongly with the shiny opacity of the tiny white glass beads that have been wound onto the end of each twisted thread.

From the top deep olive tassel four more hang suspended on cords, each wound with old recycled translucent glass beads. These in turn are highlighted with groups of recycled Pashtun opaque pale blue "Evil Eye" beads.

These beads are not just decorative but are there to scare away Evil, thereby protecting the wearer from everlurking misfortune.

The loop at the top is slightly unravelled but easily fixed (if you decide to) measuring about 18 mm inner circumference.

Can be used hanging from a key on furniture, pinned to a wall, worn on clothing or used to pull blinds, even.

These maybe from either Afghanistan or Pakistan, where they were maybe made by Pashtun, Uzbek or even Turkomen women living there but they had made it to the border as we found them in the Khyber Pass region.

Genuinely old ones like this are now becoming much harder to find. (With some modern ones actually being marketed as vintage,)

Age: Mid/Late 20th Century.

 

Size: H 215 mm x W 150 mm (spread out)

 

Weight:  86 grams.