Hazelnut with copper mount and wire link. The hazel is associated with protection, prosperity, wisdom, fertility, inspiration, reconciliation - all parts have been used since ancient times for food, medicine and magical purposes.
This is a large Turkmen ornament closely related to the gondschuk or breast plate worn by Turkmen women. Both have the same diamond shape, decorated with a cross to symbolize the universe. However, the decoration of this ornament reveals that this particular object was probably not used as personal decoration, but as an amulet for the house or tent.'