Turkmen jewellery in the Central Asian collection of the Náprstek Museum in Prague.

Pages 79-90
Annals of the Náprstek Museum | 2009/30/30

The aim of this article is a detailed description of a little lot of Turkmen jewels which makes part of the Central Asian collection of the Náprstek Museum in Prague (two pectoral ornaments and two bracelets) and can be also considered to be a tentative basilary introduction to the study of jewellery in the region of present-day Turkmenistan. All pieces of jewellery presented in the article can be dated approximately to late 19th – first half of the 20th century. With these four jewels we get a nice insight into the cultural heritage and the still living tradition of the Central Asiatic jewellery.

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