AUD $380.00
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Tajik, Glass and Old Silver Necklace

This neck is no longer available, we may still have a similar one in red.

A long Tajik necklace similiar to, if not actually, a “Wedding Necklace”, threaded with interweaving strands, of deep, translucent Turquoise Glass, the lozenge shapes in a way inheriting the shape of beads imitating, the more expensive, hard to get, genuine old Red Coral.
Also featuring two opaque red glass ”Hill Coral” beads and numerous smaller opaque yellow and black glass fillers. With an assortment of very worn old silver Tajik and Turkoman beads, featuring two large, plain oval, Turkoman beads. Thankfully this old piece has been recently restrung, on thick cotton, (or else it would need to be.) with matte black glass beads defining the design, enhancing each feature.
All the ingredients are old, (and some are a bit knocked) except possibly the yellow and black beads, which are vital to the design, but may not be as old?
The red glass beads at the back of the neck, are old, these are worn in many tribes as a coral substitute, red/blood/vitality. Overall an impressive, long necklace of very old ingredients, though sensibly strong, Don’t abuse it!
Wear it confidently and/or hang it up to display it when not round your neck.
Probably DON’T polish it, or maybe just a dry cloth with care, or let it keep it’s mellow aged patina. The twisted cotton cord at the back of the neck, is new and a soft white, you can, I would, dip this cotton (not the Beads), in black coffee or tea.
The length is adjustable, just undo the knot, if you are confident of stopping the plaiting unravelling, but the cotton is very comfortable to wear against the skin.

Age: Late 19th/Early 20th Century.

Size: L 98 cm total length

Weight: 212 grams