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95g - 15-50mm - Old Afghani Tribal Tyre Tread Lapis Lazuli Beads with Sterling End Caps [E-31]

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Turkoman (Turkman) Artistry – Afghanistan

This collection of nine oval pieces of extremely rare unpolished Lapis Lazuli beads with a hand-carved ‘Tyre Tread’ design – and finished off with silver end caps, belongs in your jewellery-making box.

Highly sought after, these handmade Turkoman beads provide endless potential for creativity for those artisans with a bent for creating amazing Middle Eastern-inspired ethnic style or statement jewellery.

Earrings, necklaces, bracelets and anklets at your beck and call. Tribal in every sense, these beads were crafted by the nomadic Turkoman people – an ethnic group native to Central Asia and living mainly in Turkmenistan and the north-eastern regions of Afghanistan and Iran. 

The beads are often used as currency when trading for goods.

The nine beads in this collection weigh in at about 95 grams - have been heavily discounted and now work out to cost $7.50 each.

All our ethnic Turkoman beads contain a decent 2-3mm 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. But please be mindful that from time to time there may be some minor variations depending on availability.

Please also bear in mind many of these beads are not new, nor have they been mass produced. They are hand-made, contain imperfections and are aged-worn.