Vintage Kuchi bracelet with pin and hinge closure.
Width: 1-7/8 Inches
Inner Circumference: About 6.75 Inches
Inner Diameter: 2-1/8 Inches
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Silvery, a bit dark
Finish: Bushed finish with dark color
Closure: Pin and Hinge
Chased design and cut outs with lozenge motif.
Pin is permanently attached so cannot become lost.
Price listed is for a SINGLE cuff bracelet
Small cuff bracelet from the Kuchi nomads of Afghanistan. These pieces look very tribal, but are quite easy to wear. The pin and hinge design allows for them to be easily put on and taken off. Pin is permanently attached, can't get lost! 6.75 inches inner circumference and 2-1/8 inches inner diameter. Pin fits securely. This bracelet is in good condition The metal is mostly silvery and has a darker, brushed finish.
Kuchi means "nomad" in the Afghan Dari language. The livelihood and culture of the Kuchis have been all but destroyed by conflict, drought, and demographic shifts. Some 200,000 Kuchis are displaced in Afghanistan; an equal or larger number are refugees in Pakistan; and hundreds of thousands of others are eking out a precarious existence in urban or rural areas in Afghanistan. Only a small number of Kuchis still follow their traditional livelihood of nomadic herding.