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Pectoral Pendant - Tekke People, Republic of Turkmenistan

Price: $895.00

Title: Adornment - ‘Asyk’

Material: Tribal Silver and carnelian

People: Tekke

Country: Republic of Turkmenistan

Description: Double heart-shaped pendants were given to
women as engagement and wedding gifts by well-wishers
offering blessings, while adding to the bride's personal
wealth. They would have been braided into her hair at the
back of her head. Today they are worn as necklaces.

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