Vintage Kuchi Tribal Ring - Size 8 - Tribal Jewelry for Belly Dance - Jewel and Bells

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Item No: JRK0138
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Materials: Mixed Metals, Glass Jewels
Qty in Stock: 1


Vintage pointed Kuchi ring with jewels and small bells.

Size: 8 US
Materials:  Mixed Metals
Metal Color:  Brassy, dark, with patina
Finish:  Unpolished
Jewel: Red and green Glass

This vintage ring is from Afghanistan or Pakistan and is a Kuchi design.  The ring face consists of small red and green glass jewels with small bells at the point and on the sides.  Wide band with a bit of decoration.  This piece is an old, wide style.  US size 8.  Unpolished mixed metals in a brassy color.  It is dark in places and has some patina.  Nice piece for costuming.

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. 


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