Old Kuchi ring with a two jewels and small bells.
Size: 7.5 US
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Metal Color: Mostly silvery
Ring Face: Sits up from the band by about 1/2 inch with two glass jewels
Tall ring has a red jewel and a blue jewel in the center and small bells on the sides. US size 7.5. Mixed metals are mostly silvery. Classic design for tribal dance.
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.