This large, old pendant was handcrafted in the mid-1900's for the Hazara tribe of central Asia. This tribe is considered one of the oldest groups to continuously inhabit present day Afghanistan. Said to have been present even before Alexander the Great. The distinctive incised tulips and floral-swirls are a signature of Hazara designs, said to celebrate love through local wildflowers. A red carnelian is set in the center to ward off the evil eye. Traditional charm-dangles hang below clattering together with movement to alert admirers and scare away demons. A one-of-a-kind piece.
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