Skeypuks are worn as collars on the neck. Legend has it that one of the queens had a thyroid problem that led to a swelling on the neck. An ornament was created to cover this up. Naturally, the Queen was a 'key opinion leader' and so this fashionable neckpiece was adopted by other women.
Most are made of coral and have turquoise, lapis, pearl and silver embellishments. Some have silver ghaus as well. And others have square amulets.Others are large and may take on proportions of complete breast collars.
Various styles may be associated with specific regions and this may be attributed to nothing but a simple preference or historic availability.
A few examples from the WOVENSOULS collection:
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New pieces with fake materials or replica materials are abundantly available but authentic antique pieces are rare. Comparative examples are found in a few museums but are largely inaccessible to the majority. And so, poor quality material finds its market! Age old beauty however, cannot be replicated.
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