Vintage Kuchi ring with infinity symbol.
Size: 8 US
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Metal Color: Silvery, dark
Ring Face: 1.25 inches long, 1 inch wide
Granulation work and infinity symbol
This ring is older and has granulation work around the face. Face masures 1.25 inches by 1 inch wide. US size 8. Mixed metals are silvery, dark and carry original tribal grime. The face has an infinity symbol on it, although I don't know that it has special significance in Kuchi culture. Wide decorated band.
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.