Title: Wedding Necklace - Late 19th/Early 20th
Material: Old coral, tribal silver, black glass beads and
clam shell discs
Country: Republic of Tajikistan - mountainous landlocked
country in Central Asia bordered by Afghanistan to the
South, Uzbekistan to the West, Kyrgyzstan to the North
and China to the East.
Description: Traditionally, their necklaces were protective
in nature. Also, they would indicate the social standing, and
ethnicity of its wearer. The Tajik are nomads and, when they
marry, the men entrust their wives with the jewels that
constitute that familyís wealth. Wedding necklaces were
passed down through many generations within a family.
This particular wedding necklace derives from between the
late 19th c. to early 20th c.. With a simple string closure and
being in such a delicate, old state, this necklace would be more
suitable for display; however, a proper clasp can be attached
and it would absolutely look radiant with any outfit!
Dimensions: 40" length x 3" width x 1/2" depth x 20 1/2" inner-diameter