With some thought to comfort, this large, dramatic silver bracelet is crafted from sheet silver with incised designs. A wide cuff with ridges across the top, flanked by ends with traditional, reverse incised designs. In excellent condition with patina in the non contact areas. The cuff is 3.25" in height and 3.25" wide with a 2.6" opening. 1965-75
An attractive double strand of red heart trade beads with faceted yellow glass trade bead spacers and old bronze, 19th C Guatemalan coins,(Reals). Strung on course, cotton thread. One strand is approximately 25" and the other 26". First half of the 20th C.
For centuries the Shaman of the Himalayan Hill Tribes have been driving away evil spirits, curing aliments and attracting the favorable attention of the ancestor spirits and gods. Our wonderful example of a Shamans bell necklace shows the effects of years of use while performing these tasks. On the hand made chain there is suspended a variety of bells including three cast brass bells and a mixture of 14 hand made steel and or brass bells, each with a distinctive voice. The chain is 44" in l ...click for details
A pair of early 20th C, gilt silver cuffs called bilezik, with carnelian cabochons set in five bands. The background of each band is incised with traditional scrolls which were enhanced by fired gold gilt. The gilt now somewhat worn from use. An original. hand crafted pair of good quality silver, which adorned a Tekke woman before collection.
1900-1920. 1.25" in length, 2.5" in diameter.
A very unusual pair of beaded, silver metal and carnelian colored glass epaulets. Undoubtly the design of a tribal craftsman after seeing a Turkish or European military officer. The beading is in traditional colors and vaguely suggests the tree of life. The large carnelian colored glass is very much a part of the Turkmen jewelry tradition. In excellent condition with only one of the dangles missing. Presented on a custom display, from which they are easliy removed, designed by the former Santa ...click for details