Afghan Tribal Arts has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the 1980’s. The focus is on vintage textiles and tribal jewelry as well as new gemstone beads made for jewelry designers. Clicking on the Shop on Etsy button will take you to our shop there where you can see what is currently in stock.
This stunning piece will certainly be the ice breaker at any event! A large oval focal design hangs supported by similar but smaller oval pieces on either side. Have the chain adjusted to length that suits you. The vintage Pashtun lapis lazuli necklace is completely hand constructed, with hand cut embellishments soldered on. It is hollow inside, but closed in the back. The lapis stones are large and of the highest quality. Embedded glass seed beads decorate the borders around the lapis, calling images of gardens and abundance.
There is silver content in the metal, but we don’t know how much. The edges around the silver pieces also show sign of wear. The Pashtun are the largest ethnic majority of Afghanistan and this is one of their jewelry samples. Like their needlework, they are drawn to organic shapes that reflect nature.
Estimated age: unknown, 20 years +
Dimensions: Largest lapis component, including silver area: 3.25″ wide x 2.25″ high Metric: 8.5 cm x 6 cm Length: 26.5″ (67 cm)
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Materials Used: lapis lazuli,silver,seed beads
Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts
Afghanistan has been at the heart of the crossroads for the Silk Road for centuries. Nomads and generations of ethnic groups have thrived on trade and beautiful handicraft skills. Textiles, embroidery and carpet weaving continue to represent a plethora of skills that extend on into metal work, wood work, and ceramics. Designs reflect both the beauty of nature and life of spirit in choice of colors and fluidity of the design. Recommended reading: “Traditional Textiles of Central Asia” by Janet Harvey, a wonderful illustrated book on textiles from Afghanistan and the region.
Afghan Tribal Arts has been working with Afghan artists for more than 20 years. Handcarved semi-precious beads are the core focus of the business, but we also have a huge inventory of old and new textiles, carvings and metal work. Abdul Wardak, owner, travels a bead show route between Wisconsin and Florida. Wholesale inquiries are welcome.
Abdul Wardak of Afghan Tribal Arts Abdul Wardak has been importing from Afghanistan and the region since the early 1980’s. Beads carved from semi-precious stones are the core of the business, but Afghan Tribal Arts also has an extensive collection of tribal jewelry, textiles, carpets, and vintage functional crafts.
We normally use the USPS (United Postal Service) flat rate services, but can ship 1st class if requested. There is a significant price difference, especially for international orders. However, there is no insurance available for 1st class airmail.
Refunds are for products only. Customer pays for shipping on purchases and returns.
Cancellation / Return / Exchange Policy
Afghan Tribal Arts accepts returns on any products purchased through its Etsy shop or here on Artizan Made, no questions asked. We want you to be happy with what you get! Returns must be made within 14 days of purchase unless agreed upon otherwise.
Brenda Abdullah creates garments and accessories from re-purposed sweaters and other clothing. They are sliced and then serged into new designs. Go green!
[caption id="attachment_3114" align="alignleft" width="456"] Brenda Abdullah at work in her home studio.[/caption]