The Turkmen, nomadic people, kept part of their wealth of silver jewellery, which was an important part of the dowry for women. They could wear up to seventeen kilos of jewellery on their wedding day.
These jewels, made from silver coins, were made by specialized jewellers who worked under their yurt.
Although the style of the jewellery varies slightly according to Turkmen groups, they are still made of solid silver with red carnelians imported from India.
Length: 4.2 cm
Width: 3 cm
Museum: Paris - Musée des Arts asiatiques-Guimet - Period: First half of the 19th century
Origin: Asyk Tekke - Central Asia
Materials: Brass, Resin