Silver necklace from the Yomut
H. 50 cm. W. 15 cm. 415 gr.
Silver, cornelians, cotton cloth.
A very heavy silver piece of adornment from the Yomut people of Afghanistan. This is a true museum piece that was collected in situ in the 1970's. We believe the piece itself dates back to the first quarter of the 20th. century.
This necklace is made up of a half moon ring with a star design in the middle and a silver band to wear it around the neck. The silver band has cotton cloth on the back.
The highly decorated silverwork has 19 small cornelian stones. It's a piece of tribal jewellery with a crude beauty, not sophisticated at all but very bald in its appearance. The back is engraved with arabic script. For it's age this piece is very complete. Only one of the tassels on the bottom is missing for as far as we can tell and the silver has aquired a beautiful black patina over the years which would be a shame to polish away.
Jewellery like this is becoming very rare indeed and is highly collectable. The bulk of its weight (415 grams) is in the silver.
Price € 1150,00 all incl.