Tribal silver earrings from Afghanistan with dangles and small glass beads.
Length: 3.25 to 3.5 inches including including dangles
Width: About 1.5 inches
Materials: Tribal Silver 70% to 85%
Metal Color: Silvery, tarnished
Earwire Gauge: These look like they are about a 10 to 12 gauge.
Flat dangles with metal and glass beads.
Old pair of Afghan tribal silver earrings. Made from tribal silver for a nice addition to your tribal dowry. Wires are about a 10 to 12 gauge - a little thicker than western gauge wires. These wires are a bit large to wear in western sized piercings, but if you are used to wearing more tribal styles or wearing large heavy earrings, you may be able to. Tribal silver wire is shaped into a hoop with a with hook and eye to close. About 1.5 inches across and 3.25 to 3.5 inches top to bottom, including dangles. These earrings are made to be worn attached to a headpiece or with a cord or band across the top of the head to keep weight off the ears. There are loops at the top of each one to attach.
These earrings are tribally used pieces. If you will be wearing these in piercings without the protection of tunnels, please make sure the wires are clean before wearing.
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!
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.