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Antique Ottoman Empire characterized by Muslim and Christian jewelery 19 Century

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Seller: limonada39 (306) 100%, Location: Provadia, Varna, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 172426464701 Unique antique jewelry from the 19th century combining two religions - Muslim and Christian used by brides and women in special moments and occasions. This gem is in the typical style of the region of the Rhodope Mountains - Bulgaria, where the population is forcibly Turk with the aim of replacing the religion of Christians to Muslims. But nevertheless, most people have managed to maintain their traditions and customs when they were under Ottoman rule. This jewel is a clear example of how christians celebrated before its liberation and independence from Ottoman rule - before 1878. Then Bulgaria still did not have its own currency and jewelry were used coins from the Ottoman Empire, but the Christian religion was preserved for 500 years of slavery.The jewel is made of coins used in the Ottoman Empire attached to a bronze cross with jewelry rivets. In jewelry observed traces of patina. Jewelry designer is making an unknown jeweler. The dimensions of the jewelry are apparent from the photo centimeters and weigh is 16 grams. Alleged space for this type of jewelry over the forehead of the woman where the cross was seen standing over and above everything. The jewel was so set pins with needle jewelry characteristic headscarves who stood at the head of the women at the time of Ottoman rule. The typical Bulgarian clothing newlyweds in Bulgaria in the past you can see in the third picture. In the past, as now in countries where Islam dominates women necessarily have to cover their heads, but do not they stopped to beautify and even be Christian. Normal 0 21 false false false BG X-NONE X-NONE

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