Afghanistan, Vintage Sterling Silver Teardrop Pendant, JE3

Afghanistan, Vintage Sterling Silver Teardrop Pendant, JE3

$236.00

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.

Sold By Afghan Tribal Arts
Report Abuse
SKU: 8e3418933f10 Categories: , , , Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
000

This large pendant is beautifully shaped and accented by a textured bezel. The gold leaf on the center of the pendant softly accents the raised shapes.

The piece is completely hand constructed, with hand cut embellishments soldered on. It does show wear, both on the front and in back. The form is hollow and the back is closed.

The Pashtun are the largest ethnic majority of Afghanistan and this is one of their jewelry samples. Like their needlework, they are drawn to organic shapes that reflect nature. Islam forbids using animal or people in their designs, one more sign that this was probably made by a tribal group in a remote area. The Kuchi, for example, sometimes incorporate animal motifs in their pieces. As nomads, they have often lived outside the norms of educated urban Muslims.

Estimated age: 75-100 years

Dimensions:
Width: 1 7/8″ (5 cm)
Length: 2 1/2″ (6.5 cm)
Height:1/4″ (.75 cm)

Shipping is free worldwide on this pendant.

______________

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

Find Afghan Tribal Arts on Facebook!
Visit Afghan Tribal Arts’ gallery, Sturee Tribal Village, www.stureetribalvillage.blogspot.com

Afghan Tribal Arts

Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts

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

Our gallery is at 626 Broadway in Paducah, Kentucky, USA. We are currently revising our website and shop on Etsy, but you can see a lot of what we have on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beadsrugs/photos/

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.

More Products from Afghan Tribal Arts

Questions and Answers

You are not logged in

%d bloggers like this: