Vintage Kuchi ring from Afghanistan with raised red jewel and small bells.
Size: 8 US
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Silvery to slightly brassy
Jewel: Red Glass
This vintage ring is from Afghanistan or Pakistan and is a Kuchi design. The ring face consists of a raised red glass jewel with small bells at the sides. Medium width band with a bit of decoration. This piece would make a nice addition to a stack of large rings for dancing. US size 8. Unpolished mixed metals in a silvery to slightly brassy color. This pretty little ring will look perfect with dance costuming, office wear, or out for the evening.
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.