Turkmen Jewelry from the Collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf
New York, NY 10028-0918
This exhibition of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Turkmen jewelry and decorative objects features some fifty works from the collection of Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf, and celebrates their recent gift and promised gift of more than 250 of these works. On view will be fire-gilded silver crowns, earrings, and pectoral ornaments that are part of the traditional attire of Turkmen women. Decoration often includes inset carnelians and turquoise, granulation, and small bells suspended from chains. The repertoire of motifs varies according to the tribe of the maker and owner, and the exhibition will highlight distinctive designs from Teke, Yomut, and Kazakh jewelry-makers. To complement the jewelry, Turkmen costume and carpets will also be shown.