Tribal silver hoop earrings from Afghanistan.
Length: 4.25 inches including including dangles
Width: About 2.5 inches
Materials: Tribal Silver 70% to 85%
Metal Color: Silvery, tarnished
Earwire Gauge: These look like they are about a 10 gauge.
Nicely detailed small dangles make a soft jingle.
Old pair of Afghan silver hoop earrings. Made from good tribal silver for a nice addition to your tribal dowry. Wires are about a 10 gauge - thicker than western gauge wires. These cannot be worn in western piercings unless you have stretched piercings or are used to wearing large, heavy earrings. Tribal silver wire is shaped into a hoop with a with hook and eye to close. About 2.5 inches across and 4.25 inches top to bottom, including dangles.
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.