Vintage red glass jewel Kuchi ring.
Size: 8 US
Materials: Mixed Metals, glass jewel
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Metal Color: Brassy with patina
Jewel Color: Red
Jewel Shape: Oval
Vintage Kuchi ring from Afghanistan. Inset is an oval-shaped red glass jewel. Detailed with granulation. US size 8. Slightly brassy metal color with a patina. A nice Kuchi ring to add to your tribal rings collection.
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.