The history of Central Asia presents a constant political and cultural interplay between nomadic and settled peoples.
Because the livelihood of the Turkmen depended on their livestock—including sheep, goats, camels, and horses—year-round access to pastures was essential.
The tradition of Turkmen weaving, dating back centuries, played an important role in the socialization process. In Turkmen society, jewelry served several functions.
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