Nice vintage Kuchi ring, detailed withi small bells and a little green jewel.
Size: 9 US
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Metal Color: Silvery
Vintage Kuchi ring with cutwork, granulation, tiny jewel and small bells. US size 9. Band is wide. In excellent condition, but unpolished.
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.