Cute vintage Kuchi jingle ring with openwork and bells on chain.
Size: 9 US
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Metal Color: Mostly silvery
Three small bells on chains
Vintage Kuchi jingle ring. Nice openwork detailing. US size 9. Ring face is just over 3/4 inch across. Metal is mostly silvery and unpolished. Three small bells attached ot the center of the ring by chains. .
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.