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A keikel, Karakalpakstan. It resembles a Turkoman tumar, but is different. It has, horizontally, a tube (also found in the tumar) which is constructed as a kind of long box, with lid, to contain verses from the Koran. Those would protect the wearer. Karakalpak jewellery is scarce, and often of high quality, so is much collected. This is a fine example, from Linda Pastorino, who is keeping it in her private collection. The workmanship and the design are outstanding, and the condition is fine.

A keikel, Karakalpakstan. It resembles a Turkoman tumar, but is different. It has, horizontally, a tube (also found in the tumar) which is constructed as a kind of long box, with lid, to contain verses from the Koran. Those would protect the wearer. Karakalpak jewellery is scarce, and often of high quality, so is much collected. This is a fine example, from Linda Pastorino, who is keeping it in her private collection. The workmanship and the design are outstanding, and the condition is fine.

Uzbekistan, nomads silver jewellery...Qaraqalpaq ha’ykel. Courtesy Linda Pastorino

Uzbekistan, nomads silver jewellery...Qaraqalpaq ha’ykel. Courtesy Linda Pastorino

Very rare  chapraz tchanga design , early execution , silver gilt with carnelian ealry to mid 19th c (x collection Linda Pastorino, archives sold Singkiang)

Very rare chapraz tchanga design , early execution , silver gilt with carnelian ealry to mid 19th c (x collection Linda Pastorino, archives sold Singkiang)

Uzbekistan (probably made in Kiva or Bukhara). Silver-gilt, small turquoises, corals. Truus and Joost Daalder collection, purchased from Linda Pastorino.  Beautifully designed, this is a headdress, which is attached to a very large structure worn on top of the head. The piece is decorated with great finesse and skill. The micro-mosaic pieces of turquoise set off the motifs very well. The tassels are exceptionally good both in design and - *very* exceptionally - in condition.

Uzbekistan (probably made in Kiva or Bukhara). Silver-gilt, small turquoises, corals. Truus and Joost Daalder collection, purchased from Linda Pastorino. Beautifully designed, this is a headdress, which is attached to a very large structure worn on top of the head. The piece is decorated with great finesse and skill. The micro-mosaic pieces of turquoise set off the motifs very well. The tassels are exceptionally good both in design and - *very* exceptionally - in condition.

Bukov  , carnelians on a silver cut out style that is highly unusual. Ersari , Turkoman. late 19th c (private collection Linda Pastorino)

Bukov , carnelians on a silver cut out style that is highly unusual. Ersari , Turkoman. late 19th c (private collection Linda Pastorino)

Turkoman silver and cornelian frontal plate which forms part of bridal jewellery, 36 cm by 17 cm.

Turkoman silver and cornelian frontal plate which forms part of bridal jewellery, 36 cm by 17 cm.

Uzbekistan | Silver gilt cuffs with inlaid turquioise and coral fringe. ca. Late 19th century |  © Linda Pastorino

Uzbekistan | Silver gilt cuffs with inlaid turquioise and coral fringe. ca. Late 19th century | © Linda Pastorino

Karakalpak Haykel, jewellery spectacular piece and museum quality piece. it is very rare piece.

Karakalpak Haykel, jewellery spectacular piece and museum quality piece. it is very rare piece.

Afghanistan, Turkmenen, Jomut-Knabeb | Boys amulet "ok yay" | Silver, silver gilt, carnelians | Amulet depicts bow ("yay") and arrow ("ok"). It was sewn on the back of young boys clothing and should protect its wearer. | Est. 600 - 1200€

Afghanistan, Turkmenen, Jomut-Knabeb | Boys amulet "ok yay" | Silver, silver gilt, carnelians | Amulet depicts bow ("yay") and arrow ("ok"). It was sewn on the back of young boys clothing and should protect its wearer. | Est. 600 - 1200€

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