Turkmen Child's Vest "Kirlik" Tribal Adornment Home Decor Yomud Yomut (#7)
Unique child's ceremonial garment from the Turkmen Yomud of Northern Afghanistan. This is called a "kirklik" in the Turkmen language and is worn by children for special events. This "kirklik" is adorned with cowrie shells and amulets - both the front and back of the garment are similarly adorned. This garment is most likely a tourist item; it's a little over 20-years old. You could use this for home decor rather than for use on a child. 22" long, including the fringe. 13" wide. The fringe is made of silk threads that are attached to the trim along the border. There are some visible stray threads. Historical note - sometimes these are referred to as "cherjew" - Cherjew is most likely a region of Turkmenistan and not the name of the garment itself.