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 (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.
Silver, coral, cornalines, Yemen Description This early 20th century collar in silver , coral and beautifull cornalines is a piece which pays really homage to the female throats because it is openwork on the skin , light and really very feminine. Each Yemeni family has her own design for the silver main elements . Weight:233,9gr Lenght:17,71inch
This is a very typical Uzbeki piece from the 19th century which is wellknown to those of us who like jewellery from Uzbekistan as it is found comparatively easily on the internet, published in the magazine Sanat. The image is of poor quality, but the piece is certainly worth looking at even so.
Super long and elaborate chapan (=ceremonial coat) ornaments made of gilt silver with all over granulation and turquoise inlay. While probably made in the Caucasus, they seem to feature a special design intended for Uzbekistan or Kazakhstan. From Linda Pastorino on Pinterest, via the FB page "Ethnic Jewellery and Adornment". (Joost Daalder)