Turkoman Silver Bracelet with Carnelian - SP.198 - For Sale

Turkoman Silver Bracelet with Carnelian - SP.198
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Origin: Afghanistan
Circa: 19 th Century AD to 20 th Century AD
Dimensions: 1.75" (4.4cm) high x 3" (7.6cm) wide
Collection: Jewelry
Style: Turkoman
Medium: Silver and Carnelian
Additional Information: SOLD
The lands of the Central Asian Turkoman tribes have been various - the eastern shores of the Caspian Sea, the borders of the Kopet Dagh range from Ashkabad to Merv, and both banks of the Amu Darya at different points along its great length, particularly as it flows from the Pamir Mountains of northern Afghanistan, and at its end, in the delta region of the Aral Sea. These border areas of settled lands had handy escape routes into the deserts and were admirably suited to the economic organization of Turkoman life - which until the 20th century was based largely on animal husbandry, mercenary activities for nearby Uzbek rulers, slave trading and general pillage. Because these activities did not make them sought out as neighbors, and because of the fluid nature of political alliance in the region, completely different Turkoman tribes lived in these different areas over time. Descriptions of great Turkoman "cities" from that period are really of enormous encampments, with thousands of tents gathered temporarily at a defensible location. The historical record shows a gradual and long-term process of settlement, intensified at the last during the Soviet period of forced collectivization. Virtually all Turkoman families are now permanently resident in one location, although younger men may travel with the family flocks during part of the year. - (SP.198)

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405 North Rodeo Drive
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