Horse Jewelry and Equestrian Items
Vintage tribal dance necklaces or pendant sets are highly collectible. Traditionally used as dance necklaces, they are worn slung over one shoulder by Pashtun nomads in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The Pashtun use these to decorate their camels for weddings and other important ceremonies. Excellent items to use for ethnic dance, film or theater projects. You can easily convert pendant sets for use with horses. Embrujado, an Andalusian horse, looks very handsome in his necklace! Embrujado appears courtesy of his owner Rachel Chowanec and Newberry Farm LLC Equestrian Center (see our Favorites Links page).
These pendant sets feature hand made tassels of shell and cloves with bead work, pom-poms and old coins. Medium to heavy weight. If you don't have a horse you could convert one of these for use as a dance belt. Circa late 1980s to early 1990s. This horse is so handsome we just had to have him pose for multiple photos!
Vintage textiles and embroideries are another excellent choice for horse or dance wear. Embrujado is wearing a vintage hand embroidered Saye Gosha textile. These lightweight textiles make lovely horse decorations. Saye gosha are V-shaped fabrics with intricate hand embroidery traditionally used by Uzbeks to decorate their rolls of bedding inside the family yurt. There is an Uzbek minority in Afghanistan and their traditional embroidery is prized for its color and beauty throughout the world.
Shadow, an Andalusian-Friesian cross, looks stunning in a brightly colored Pashtun pendant set. Her lustrous coat and noble features enhance the colorful Pashtun bead work. Your horse will look fabulous for your next costume class or other event in one of our pendant sets or embroidered textiles. Shadow appears courtesy of C.K. Bellone and Newberry Farm LLC Equestrian Center (see our Favorites Links page).
We carry hand made, collectible Turkmen quirts, or riding crops. This type of riding crop is used by riders in Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and other regions of Central Asia. Quirts are especially popular with horsemen who play the fiercely competitive game of Buzkashi. The handle is made from toona wood (Toona ciliata), a non-endangered species harvested in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and embellished with stamped metal pieces. The quirt is made of leather with a small metal ring at the tip. Leather wrist loop. Quirt measures 29" overall from end to tip with 12" wrist loop: wooden handle 11" long x 1 1/2" diameter, leather portion 18" long x 1/2" wide.
Below is a fancy Turkmen horse quirt with thick turned handle. The large diameter handle is made from toona wood (Toona ciliata), a non-endangered species harvested in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and embellished with stamped metal pieces. The quirt is made of leather. Braided cotton wrist loop. Fairly light weight despite the thickness of the handle. Dimensions are approximate. Quirt measures 29" overall from end to tip with 12" wrist loop. Leather portion 14" long x 5/8" wide. Large turned handle 15" long. Wide handle tapers from 3 1/4" diameter at the end to 1 1/4"diameter where the leather is attached.
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Uber Kuchi® is a registered trademark of Bran & Sceolan Designs LLC, protected by U.S. and International law. Embrujado and Shadow appear courtesy of Rachel Chowanec and C.K. Bellone of Newberry Farm LLC Equestrian Center, Columbia, CT USA. Images and text copyright by their respective owners. All rights reserved.