I love these pictures. They are from a current eBay auction from the seller Artifacte. This seller specializes in Kuchi, Turkoman, and Uzbek jewelry and artifacts. They have a lot of ethnic-tribal-belly-dancerish things, but lovely, not tacky. Earrings and cuff bracelets and pendants and hair adornments. And tassels like this one. They are from Istanbul, Turkey, and currently have a 100% Positive rating after 1131 auctions with 472 different customers. Yay! for them.
These pictures depict a single 14-inch-long vintage tassel adorned with 15 thimbles. I'm not showing the top part because I want to focus on the thimbles. This isn't, after all, a tassel blog. The starting bid is US$39.99.
(Shhhhh. . . Occasionally they have really cool Turkoman dowry ring-thimbles. Our secret, OK?)
I collect thimbles. This blog was started to share all things thimble-ish with other collectors and provide links to sellers and makers of thimbles. Just for fun.
If you see something wrong here or are offended by something, please let me know by adding a comment and I will change or delete as needed to rectify the situation. Please do not write rude comments: I was hoping this would be a pleasant diversion.