Search for us online for all your ethnic fashion needs! Antique five-strand ethnic coral necklace from Ukraine.The total length of the necklace including the tie strings is approximately 40. The longest strand measures approximately 27" and the shortest is 18" (beaded sections). Total weight = 99 grams.
Very Good, Antique Condition - beads are restrung on new thread; natural age and expected wear to coral. This listing is for an ethnic necklace from Ukraine made with natural coral and metal beads. Such necklaces were worn throughout Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Belarus, and other Slavic countries as part of the traditional folk costumes.
Red coral beads were popular in eastern Europe and were believed to have magical properties that kept them in constant demand with peasant up through the mid-20th century. Coral was always an expensive investment and not everyone could afford such an expense; however; it was considered to be such a necessary element of many regional costumes and a family would often sell off personal belongings (such as livestock) in order to provide coral jewelry for their daughter's bridal dowry.I have included some images from a book showing nearly identical antique necklaces from central Ukraine. This necklace is restrung on new thread (natural hemp) and is ready for wear. A beautiful addition to any traditional folk costume that requires an authentic coral necklace. The last photo shows a selection of some of the available items and a couple of the other images may show other pieces that are also for sale (or similar examples from books) so that you can see how they might be worn for an authentic look. This listing is only for the individual item described above. A note regarding condition: All of the costumes and textiles that I sell are vintage and have typically seen decades of use resulting in expected wear and tear that add to the history and authenticity of each piece. In case of above average wear, I try to list any significant damages and heavy signs of use in the above description. Small holes or stains, missing sequins/beads, worn trim, and other marks related to standard wear are common and do not detract from the value of most pieces. Please keep in mind that a vintage textile or garment in very good condition might still show signs of use, storage and age. Unless otherwise noted, all of the items listed for sale are in very good, stable condition and are suitable for use, wear or display. The item "ANTIQUE Ukrainian Folk Costume Necklace natural coral beads ethnic rare old 99gr" is in sale since Saturday, July 8, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Fine\Victorian, Edwardian 1837-1910\Necklaces & Pendants".
The seller is "slavart" and is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.