charm; textile; tilsim

Charm, tilsim, consisting of a circular textile medallion decorated with a central mirror, and radiating lines of cowrie shells Seytan Kabugu - the eight spaces filled with buttons, coins and felt cut out of flowers, surrounded by a double border of shells enclosing buttons. The lower half of the charm is fringed with yellow silk cords, behind which are tufts of red, green and purple wool. Attached to the back are five plaited bands each separated into three bunches whipped with red, green, purple, orange and black wool and ending in a tassel of the same. The bands are joined together with four brass buttons. First quarter of the 20th century. [Textile]

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