Vintage tall Kuchi coin ring with small dangles.
Size: 7 US
Materials: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Brassy
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Heigth: Just over 5/8 of an inch
Tall ring with a coin top and small dangles at the sides.
Vintage Kuchi ring from Afghanistan. Tall ring with coin top has small dangles at the sides. Coin is worn and tarnished. Band is fairly narrow, some decoration on it. US size 7. A nice old ring to add to your tribal rings collection.
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.