Ornament, One of a Pair

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These teardrop shaped ornaments are made in typical nineteenth century Uzbek style, and utilize turquoise and carnelian beads. It is unclear where on the body they would have been worn, but they would certainly have been part of an ensemble of jewels, including necklaces, head and hair ornaments, bracelets and rings. The teardrop shaped motif known variously as paisley or buta (flame) is best known from Indian art, but also appears in some Uzbek textiles and other adornments, such as here.

Ornament, One of a Pair, Gold, turquoise, carnelian, feather

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