Pretty Kuchi bell bangle bracelet with jeweled center medalion. Pin and hinge closure. Pin is probably a replacement, but fits well and won't fall out. Brassy mixed metals. Inner circumference is about 7 inches around. Front jeweled medallion on this bracelet opens up to put on and take off. The opening is about 1 inch wide. Bells are small with a slight jingle.
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.
Inner Circumference: About 7 inches
Inner Diameter: 2.25 inches
Opening: About 1 inch across
Width: Band is 3/4 of an inch wide, center medallions is about 1.75 inches wide
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Brassy
Metal Finish: Unpolished
This listing is for a SINGLE bracelet as shown.
A NOTE ON THE CONDITION OF TRIBAL ITEMS: Our jewelry is used tribal jewelry, from faraway lands. As used pieces our items will be tarnished or otherwise reflect their prior lives as treasured tribal pieces. Please know that we strive to maintain the tribal allure of our items and therefore we do not clean or repair these pieces in any way. This not only maintains the old, tribal look of each piece that our belly dance customers seek, but also preserves the value of a piece that cleaning, and especially polishing, would destroy.
We do our best to describe any flaws that may be present, and we encourage you to read the full description and look at all photos closely to judge the condition of the item for yourself and know exactly what you are ordering. If you have questions about the condition of any item, please ask!