SOLD HAN1 Turkomen pendant with chain. Alpaca nickel silver.
SOLD HAN1 Vintage Turkomen Alpaca nickel silver pendant with metal chain. Total chain length circa 46cm, pendant with beads c. 11cm. Weight 88gms. This is a classic example of the lovely gilded metalwork found throughout Turkomen art. With the upheavals in Afghanistan, many Turkomen traders came to Turkey, given the ease with which they could navigate the language. It is common to find Turkomen traders in the bazaars, selling these unique vintage pendants from their homeland. These Turkomen traders came from Mazaar-I Sharif, a place we'd love to get to in Afghanistan, famed for the flocks of white doves in front of its stunningly beautiful mosque. The back of the pendant can be polished with silverpolish, while a gentle rub with an old but clean dry toothbrush will keep the intricate patterning on the front looking great. As this is a vintage piece, it is slightly worn in places, and missing the central string of beads. We have consciously not replaced these, in order to maintain the piece's integrity. We actually find it quite charming the way it is!
NB Alpacca is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. It does NOT contain silver but may be silver-plated.