Old adjustable Kashmiri ring with etched design.
Size: currently sized at 8 US, adjustable.
Ringface Dimensions: about 1 inch wide, 1.75 inches long
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Mostly silvery
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Etched with openwork design
Vintage Kashmiri ring. Adjustable size, currently US size 8. Etched design, small cutouts.
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.