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Crafts of the Past

A look back at ancestral handicrafts such as knapping flint tools, creating silver filigree, preparing gold amalgam for coating silver, creating ceramic objects, winding glass beads and more.

  1. Antique Gilded Silver Turkoman Turkmen Asik circa Nineteen Hundred

    by on 01-03-2012 at 02:49 PM (Crafts of the Past)
    Quote Originally Posted by CraftsofthePast View Post

    The tripartite Turkoman Turkmen Asik in gilded silver decorated with table cut carnelians and hung on its original leather cord represents the family: father, mother and child.
    This piece is known as gosa-asyk. The traditional design is an alignment of three plaques suggestive of heart shapes to Western mindsets or representing parts of female bodies in the Turkoman mindset.

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