This collection of five unique Kazakh tribal Brass and Silver Bicones – measuring 15x43mm, were made by the traditionally nomadic Sunni Muslim people known as Kazakhs, originally from the Ural Mountains in Kazakhstan.
These bicones are hollow and decorated with applied intricate silver wire whipping and filigree bands – plus a series of triangular ‘false granulation’ imprints.
Crude in texture, each Bicone is individually hand-made in the Kazakh style by these nomadic tribal people who have settled in the northern regions of Afghanistan. Their style is often mistaken for Turkoman craftsmanship – which is actually, quite different, because their beads do not contain the ‘False Granulation’.
There’s no question these beads can be used to create stunning ethnic or tribal jewellery – whether it be a pair of earrings or necklaces.
The beads in this collection weigh it at 20 grams - have been discounted and now cost $6.00 each.
All our Kazakh Brass and Silver Bicones contain a decent 2-4mm top-drill hole which is suitable for threading with round leather, Tigertail or craftline (similar to fishing line).
The accompanying photos illustrate what to expect in your order, while some images have been enlarged to show detail.
Please also bear in mind many of these beads are not new, nor have they been mass produced. They are hand-made, many contain imperfections, and all are aged-worn.