AUD $460.00

Olam Turkoman, Silver Wrist Cuff

An impressively engraved, heavy, broad plain silver Ersari/Olam Turkoman Cuff.
With a central heavily detailed reinforced, raised band, and boldly engraved abstract scrolled patterns against a punched background.
These are both complemented and reinforced with embossed stamped “sun” or “flower” discs.

The silver has acquired a dark patina, but you could easily, carefully bring up the detail with a dry Silver Polishing Cloth.

Two solid points decide the width of the entrance opening (22 mm.) so if you can carefully wriggle through that gap, you’re in.
Some dive in lengthwise fingers first, with the thumb protruding.
I prefer the floppy karate chop, justrelax and wobble your limp wrist in, behind the bone.

Basically it’s too strong to be adjustable so DON’T Damage it, by trying to adjust it!

We’ve given this one a light polish bringing out the linework superbly.

Now what Turkoman tribe is it from?
Well, “World of Bracelets” says this piece is Ersari Turkoman, “Splendour of Ethnic Jewellery” says Olam Turkoman. Hmmmm?
I’ll defer and say both, I think Olam is an Ersari subtribe, anyway.

(Oh, and the backgrounds are 19th Century William Morris Wallpaper designs, not Russian Export Cottons, however, the latter would have been influenced by whatever was popular in Europe at the time.
And I’m sure William Morris, Liberty and the Arts and Crafts movement, as a whole, would have liked this traditionally handcrafted cuff!)

Age: Mid/Late 20th Century

Size: L 120 mm x W 69 mm (interior 64mm x 52mm.)

Weight: 218 grams