What a massive, statement piece! Whether you are looking for a statement Middle Eastern handcrafted necklace or a piece for your belly dancing costume, this one will surely catch your eye! This huge piece covers your chest! This vintage piece comes from Afghanistan. It features handwoven glass seedbeads in bright yellow. Heart mirrored accentes give it glitter. Bright metallic gold thread was used to embroider and hold the mirrors in place. The back of the necklace is done with fabric that the pieces are attached to. Long dangles out of faceted plastic green and gold leaf charms add more movement. The back has a newer attached black piece. Wear this as it or use the elements in your own pieces. Unique!
***This is one of several that I have listed, so please check out the other also!***
Please keep in mind that most Kuchi and Turkoman / Turkmen / Turkomen items are old and used items with a distinct aged patina. They are a nomadic Afghan people who have created amazing jewelry for centuries. Their colorful jewelry combines new, old, metal, beads, coins, stones and fabric. Many pieces are worn due to being used from every day wear, tribal celebrations, belly dance and wedding uses. They are made with a coin-base metal alloy.
Condition: Good vintage condition, vintage patina - This has some repair work with blue thread. I suggest removing that and rethreading it with gold thread. This is reflected in the low price.
Weight: 49.4 grams
Please examine enlarged photos for details. This is much more beautiful in real life!
I am not an expert on vintage jewelry, but I do buy and sell what I love! Since these items are vintage, they may have a wonderful aged patina and are not meant or expected to look brand new. I treasure their imperfections as part of their charm and history.
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