Triangular amulet holder, Tukmenistan 04.01.1453
Amulet holders, tumars, were produced in a variety of styles and sizes, throughout Central Asia. The present one has a triangular component joined at the bas by a hollow cylinder which housed prayers or qur'an verses. Tumars were worn on the chest. The present example is antique large amulet holder, which lost some of its chains and pendants (see picture). Tumar is the most prestigeous element in a women's wedding finery.