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Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace


Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace
Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace
Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace
Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace
Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace
Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace
Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace
Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace
Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace
Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace
Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace
Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace

Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace    Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace

Turkmen silver vintage old bead with Jatim beads/ Amazonite gemstone and resin copal Amber beads tribal handmade turkomen necklace. Authentic Turkmen turkomen old silver focal round bead measures approximately 26mm by 24mm.

The turkomen bead is surrounded by beautiful Jatim beads made in Indonesia. I used 6 of them in this necklace and they measure from 19mm down to 16mm. I used 16 graduated beautiful old vintage amazonite gemstone beads measuring 17mm down to 12mm with a beautiful range of earth tone colors that enhance the beauty of this combination of beads.

I also incorporated 6 graduated resin copal Amber beads. 4 dark butterscotch resin copal beads measuring 18mm and 2 red Cherry resin copal beads measuring 14mm. All throughout this gorgeous piece there are 10mm copper & antique silver disc bead spacers.

The necklace is 19" in length and can extend up to another 4" for a total of 23. I added an old antique silver oval link extension chain with a horn bead and several antique silver beads that mesures 4 length. It's finished with an old silver hook clasp closure.

Ancient Jatim beads were produced in Java in the first milleniium AD. They are large and small polychrome beads named for their close association with east Java, or Jawa Timor. Between 300 and 700CE there was extensive international trade to the east and west, and the Indonesian bead making style was influence the the Roman mosaic and millefiori beads. Jatim beads include the millefioi mosaic beads that have a thin layer of preformed cane slices over a monochrome core.

Pelangi (meaning rainbow) and zebra beads have a distinctive patter of combed stripes and two or four colors Jatim beads also include a hexagonal bicone shape. Today, excellent reproductions for these wonderful ancient beads are being made in Indonesia and I have acquired a great collection of them. I used 6 of them in this beautiful necklace. Amazonite is somewhat rare, yet it was widely known, and highly valued by the ancients.

They used it to dispel negative energy, aggression, instill self- confidence, clarity, kindness, leadership, practicality, and communication on the physical and spiritual level. It soothed the body, mind, and spirit. It was also used to boost confidence and create hope.

Some believed it created prosperity, so some merchants put it over the door to bring in business. Like waters deep and ancient, Amazonite beckons in captivating shades of turquoise-green, promising to soothe the spirit and calm the soul. Its energy is as powerful as the river for which it is named, and as bold as the legendary women warriors with whom it is connected, yet it tempers aggression, tames the irrational, and stills the disquiet.

It provides harmony and balance. Called the Stone of Courage and the Stone of Truth, Amazonite empowers one to search the self and discover one's own truths and integrity, and to move beyond fear of judgment or confrontation with others to live in alignment with those beliefs and values. It provides the freedom to express one's thoughts and feelings, and to set strong and clear boundaries, both internally as self-discipline, and externally on what one is willing to experience or in defining personal space. As a metaphysical healer, Amazonite has been used in jewelry and cut into beads since the time of the early Mesopotamian cultures. Well-known in India, Egypt, Sudan and Mesopotamia, it was a popular amulet stone and was once used as decorative material for building facades.

It was carved and cut into tablets for the Egyptian funerary text, and an Amazonite scarab ring was found among Tutankhamen's treasures. Amazonite was also worn as jewelry in pre-Columbian South and Central America, and was believed to have adorned the shields of the semi-mythical Amazonians, a formidable tribe of female warriors thought to live in the 10th century B. They also used Amazonite medicinally to heal wounds and illnesses of all kinds. The conquistadors prized it for adornment and its ability to be carved into cult objects. Amazonite is named for the Amazon River in Brazil and the lush jungle region surrounding it where the original "green stones" were discovered.

Turkmen jewelry is a type of jewelry originating among the various Turkmen cultures of Western and Central Asia. The jewelry was crafted both for cosmetic and spiritual reasons, and the amount of jewelry an individual adorned themselves with was equated to the person's rank in society. This type of Jewelry was used as a way to establish one's rank in Turkmen society.

According to art historian Layla Diba, Turkmen jewelry was created for and worn by all ranks of Turkmen society, from Khans to those at subsistence level. It was believed that, by wearing jewelry set with precious stones early in her life, a young woman could increase her fertility. After giving birth, a woman would then slowly decrease the amount of jewelry she wore as she aged. Dresses were also made with patterns designed to compliment the style of the wearer's jewelry. Copal is a name given to tree resin, particularly the aromatic resins from the copal tree. The term copal describes resinous substances in an intermediate stage of polymerization and hardening between "gummier" resins and amber. Copal resin from Hymenaea verrucosa (Fabaceae) is found in East Africa and is used in incense. By the 18th century, Europeans found it to be a valuable ingredient in making a good wood varnish. It became widely used in the manufacture of furniture and carriages. It was also sometimes used as a picture varnish.

By the late 19th and early 20th century varnish manufacturers in England and America were using it on train carriages, greatly swelling its demand. In 1859 Americans consumed 68 percent of the East African trade, which was controlled through the Sultan of Zanzibar, with Germany receiving 24 percent. The American Civil War and the creation of the Suez Canal led to Germany, India and Hong Kong taking the majority by the end of that century.

Africa apparently had a higher amount of subfossil copal, which is found one or two meters below living copal trees, from roots of trees that may have lived thousands of years earlier. This subfossil copal produces a harder varnish. Amber including young amber (copal) is believed to have metaphysical properties, protecting the wearer from harm and bringing enlightenment.


Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace    Turkmen vintage bead & Jatim / Amazonite / resin copal Amber turkomen necklace