The wood amulet was worn when they were mountain dwellers. And the dagdan, an amulet made from the wood of the dagdan tree is still highly prized. It not only commemorates the spiritual practices of their ancestors, but the trees are still there in the mountains, the origin of the Turkoman. The dagdan carries the power of the ancestor and of the mountain.
But the ancestor symbol is most striking when we see it mounted atop a gilded silver amulet (prayer box) with the prayers and blessings sealed inside. Such a piece of jewelry is usually worn by women, just as the wood dagdan is worn by women and children. Here is an example of a gilded silver amulet (acar bag) made by the Western Yomud tribe in the first third of the 1900s: