Vintage blue glass Kuchi ring. A traditional and authentic piece to add to your tibal dance wardrobe.
Size: 9 US
Materials: Mixed Metals, Glass Jewel
Metal Finish: Unpolished. Silvery.
Jewel Color: Blue
Jewel Shape: Oval
Nice old piece, heavy granulation.
Vintage Kuchi ring from Afghanistan. Nice blue oval jewel set on a nice heavy ring face with beautiful old granulation. Unadorned band is narrow and slightly misshapen. US size 7. A nice heavier weight old ring, not a new lightweight piece. There appears to be some authentic Kuchi mud on this piece as well!
The story of Kuchi jewelry, like all tribal jewelry, is rich with influences from many cultures. These beautiful pieces with colorful glass jewels and jingling bells originally came from the nomadic Pashtoon tribes that wandered the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, along ancient routes between the seasons, moving down from the mountains in the winter and back to their homes in the summer. The word Kuchi itself is derived from a Persian word meaning migration, in relation to nomads or gypsies, and does not describe a particular group or people, but rather a state of being.