Vintage Baloch ankle bracelet pair with pin and hinge closure.
Inner Circumference: 8-7/8 inches - 9 inches
Inner Diameter: 2.5 Inches
Width: 1.75 inches from top jewels to bottom of dangles
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Slightly brassy, tarnished
Closure: Pin and Hinge
Chased design, lots of colorful jewels, nice dangles/bells.
Price listed is for a PAIR of arm bands / ankle bracelets.
Vintage hollow Balochi arm bands, originaly intended as an ankle adornment, but works well as and upper arm or forearm bracelet. These are rigid and not adjustable. Hollow with chased or stamped design and lots of jingling bells. This pair measures about 8-7/8 inches inner circumference and 2.5 inches inner diameter. Pin and hinge opening, but slips over the hand easily. Mixed metals.
Kuchi means "nomad" in the Afghan Dari language. The livelihood and culture of the Kuchis have been all but destroyed by conflict, drought, and demographic shifts. Some 200,000 Kuchis are displaced in Afghanistan; an equal or larger number are refugees in Pakistan; and hundreds of thousands of others are eking out a precarious existence in urban or rural areas in Afghanistan. Only a small number of Kuchis still follow their traditional livelihood of nomadic herding.