1920s POW Snake Choker

1920s POW Snake Choker


Rare 1920s beaded snake necklace!!

During WWI Turkish prisoners of war made crocheted, beaded snake souvenirs to sell or to send to family. After the war the craft spread and became a cottage industry. During the 1920s these beaded snakes were made as wearable jewelry. This is one such example.

The snake is super flexible due to its crocheted body. Done in bright blue glass beads on a tan crocheted base. The mouth contains a metal spring clamp with menacing pointy teeth! It is worn clamped onto / biting its tail to desired fit. Can also be worn as a bracelet. Belly is done in silvery grey glass beads. 15.5" long end to end. Excellent condition.

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