Antique large Islamic Central Asian tribal silver amulet and talisman chain necklace
This long and massive necklace is probably from one of the nomadic tribes of Afghanistan or Turkmenistan. There is a central pendant that is usually a cuff but used as a main pendant in this incredible design. It has inscribed floral and boteh (paisley) motifs. The central pendant measures 3-7/8 x 4-3/8 inches. The back is flat and smooth.
The chain is sturdy and finely made, flat with triple links attached to round floral shaped links and is 28 inches in length and 1 inch at the widest.y