Known for possessing the most elaborate jewelry tradition within all of Central Asia, the Turkoman created a unique style of ornamentation with an art of great sophistication. The Turkoman women wore their treasured jewelry and elaborate costumes on a daily basis, adding several pounds of silver, gold and carnelian ornaments to their high headdresses for festive wear. Many of their ornaments served as elaborate coverings but were also believed to carry a certain talismanic magic.