Afghanistan, Vintage Pashtun Silver Pendant with Carnelian, Item 74

Afghanistan, Vintage Pashtun Silver Pendant with Carnelian, Item 74


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.


Weigh yourself down with this huge pendant! Ornate and intricately detailed, it looks like something King Henry the VIII might have worn.

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 carnelian stone in the middle has a carved prayer or blessing in Pashtu. Metal content: high in silver, other metals mixed. The flowers are gold plated and glass seed beads decorate the flower petals.

The Pashtun are the largest ethnic majority of Afghanistan and this is one of their jewelry samples.

Estimated age: 1970’s

3.25″ wide x 3″ high
Metric: 8.5 x 8
Weight: 5 ounces

Shipping is free on this piece worldwide.

Visit our shop here on Etsy for more tribal jewelry and great semi-precious stones that have been handcarved into beads. Our focus is Afghanistan and Central Asia.

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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. But, we have a huge inventory of handmade crafts from around the world.

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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.

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