Afghanistan, Vintage Kazakh Sterling Silver Pendant, N69
Afghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980’s. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.
This teardrop pendant will certainly draw attention when worn! Wear it with a thick silver chain, black leather or use it as a centerpiece in a beaded necklace.
The piece is completely hand constructed, with hand cut embellishments soldered on. It is hollow inside, but closed in the back. It does show wear, both on the front and in back. The red showing through the filigree work is glass.
The Kazakh descend from the Turkic lines. One branch claims direct descendency from Alexander the Great! As a nomadic people, their jewelry and carpets have also made their way into Afghanistan.
Estimated age: 50-75 years
1.75″ long x 1.25″ wide
Metric: 4.5 x 3 cm
Afghan Tribal Arts specializes in handcut, unpolished beads from Afghanistan and the region. Working with artisans directly in the Peshawar region, your purchase helps support small workshops who work in traditions established over centuries in the Silk Road. Afghanistan has great wealth in its natural resources, including an endless variety of semi-precious stones. Unpolished stones take in the oils of the skin with wear and develop a deep patina over time.
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Afghan Tribal Arts
I have been importing from Central Asia since the 1980’s. Afghan Tribal Arts focuses on hand carved gemstones, beads, tribal jewelry, vintage textiles and nomadic carpets. We have a huge inventory of handmade crafts from around the world.
Our gallery is at 626 Broadway in Paducah, Kentucky, USA. We have a nice selection of beads and smaller items on Etsy: Visit us!
The products you see here are examples of what we have sold in the past. Let us know what you are looking for and we will work with you. We have lots of photos of our gallery on our Facebook page and you can look through them and contact us if you see something you want to know more about.
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