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Turkmen bracelet "Bilezik" 04.01.1439

Women in the nomadic communities of what is today Turkmenistan often wore heavy, conspicuous jewellery. While commonly worn on special occasions, wealthy women often wear them every day. Girls were provided with such pieces on marriage as part of their dowry and the pieces were added to as the couple grew more affluent. This pair of cuff bracelets is an example of such jewellery. The fire gilding that has been used in the bracelets is characteristic of Tekke jewellery. The process involved the application of an amalgam of mercury and gold to the surface of the silver. Heating causes the mercury to evaporate leaving a gold layer fixed to the surface. The process was extremely dangerous on account of the mercury fumes.

  • Ref.:04.01.1439
  • Size:Interior diameter 57 - 45 mm; width: 58mm: wrist cap: 25 - 30 mm. It does not bend, make sure it will fit your wrist.
  • Weight:163 gr

Category

  • Turkmen & Kazakh Jewelry 04.01Central Asia - Hindukush 29.05
  • ORIENTAL JEWELRY 04REGIONAL GALLERIES 29

Origin

  • Central Asia - Silk Road
  • TURKMENISTAN
  • Turkmen

Material

  • Mineral & GemsCarnelianMetalSilverGilded or gold foil on silver

Quality

  • Jewelry for collection or exquisite wearing.Excellent overall conditionCollectible (fine or rare example of an object)

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