Turkmen Jewelry : Silver Ornaments From the Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection

Turkmen Jewelry : Silver Ornaments From the Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection

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Yale University

The Turkmen people of Central Asia and Iran are revered for their carpets and textiles. Less well known, but equally stunning, is the extraordinary silver jewelry created by Turkmen tribal craftsmen and urban silversmiths throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. This catalogue presents nearly two hundred pieces in glorious detail, ranging from crowns and headdresses to armbands and rings, and featuring accents of carnelian, turquoise, and other stones.

Characterized by elegant form, geometric shapes, and delicate openwork, Turkmen jewelry has typically been viewed through an ethnographic rather than an aesthetic lens. By highlighting these objects—which come from one of the most significant private collections of Turkmen ornaments in the world—and placing them in the larger context of Islamic art, this groundbreaking publication elevates the vibrant, monumental pieces from folk art to fine art.

Baker & Taylor
Showcases nearly 200 extraordinary silver jewelry pieces crafted by Turkmen in Central Asia throughout the 19th and 20th century to place them in a larger context of Islamic art, in a volume that examines each piece for its form, geometric design and intricate details.

Publisher: New Haven, Conn. [u.a.] : Yale Univ. Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780300124040
Branch Call Number: 739.2709 TURKM
Characteristics: 1 volume : illustrations ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Diba, Layla S.


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