Cute vintage Kuchi jingle ring with openwork and bells on chain.
Size: 11 US
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Metal Color: Slightly brassy
Vintage Kuchi jingle ring. Nice openwork detailing. US size 11. Metal is slightly bassy. There is a bit of patina in places. Great lightweight tribal ring.
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.