Vintage Turkmen - 'Fit For A Queen' Choker
Designer: Turkmen Teke
Vintage Turkmen 'Fit For A Queen' Choker
Another spectacular find from Turkmenistan, we are obsessed with this unique Turkmen Teke tribal choker. Antique, about 40 years old, mixed metals and silver with a gold wash and authentic carnelian and turquoise stones.
A gorgeous piece of Turkmen Teke history from this nomadic tribe. The carved detailing with pale gold gilding, silver dangles and peaks of color from the stones is really unique, a truly one of a kind piece. No one will own something similar.
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Teke is a major and historically one of the most influential modern Turkmen tribes. The Teke tribe can be subdivided into two, the Akhal Teke and Mary Teke. The Teke militarily resisted, mostly successfully, Persian incursions in the 19th century. The Teke came under Russian colonial rule in the 1880s. Though the Turkmen tribes defeated Russian troops during the first incursion of 1870, a subsequent invasion between 1880 and 1881, culminating in the second Battle of the Gokdepe resulted in imposition of Russian imperial authority. Today members of Teke tribe are found predominantly in the southeastern regions of Turkmenistan. They represent over a third of Turkmenistan's population (more than 1.6 million, as of 2014).