Afghanistan, Vintage Sterling Silver Carnelian Pendant, N34
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 pendant reminds me of a boy scout patch or Scottish emblem, simplified to elegant lines. 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. It does show wear, both on the front and in back. A thin layer of gold leaf outlines the carnelian stone.
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.
Estimated age: 20 years +
1.12″ wide x 1.5″ long
Metric: 3 cm wide x 4 cm long
Visit our shop here on Etsy for more tribal jewelry and great semi-precious stones that have been handcarved into beads. Our focus is on Afghanistan and Central Asia.
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Visit Afghan Tribal Arts’ gallery, Sturee Tribal Village, www.stureetribalvillage.blogspot.com
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.
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