Old Kuchi ring with a large face. This ring is not subtle!
Size: 7.5 to 8 US
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Metal Color: Slightly Brassy
Vintage Kuchi ring from Afghanistan. Large ornate face is made with a small raised center, wirework, applied diamond-shaped plaques and granulation . The band on this ring is narrow and a bit misshapen. US size 7.5 to 8. This ring could be made larger if the band were put back to the original round shape. An old ring with good weight 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.