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Large Vintage Afghan Choker Necklace from the Waziri Kuchi Tribe

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Old Waziri Choker
Old Waziri Choker
Price: $72.00
Item Number: TXP-066-Nk

Large Waziri Kuchi Vintage Afghan Necklace - Tribal Jewelry Choker

This beautiful large vintage tribal-jewelry choker necklace was handcrafted during the mid-1900's for the nomadic Kuchi tribe in the region of Waziristan in present day Afghanistan.

This is an old piece of tribal jewelry - not a new reproduction. It is substantial and heavy.

The classic wide Waziri neckband is studded with vibrantly colored beads in the design of repeating starbursts.

More colorful circular beads hang freely below, arranged in sets of 3's.

The lower edge has a double row of extra-long cascading chain dangles with bells on the ends that clatter together with movement

A newer cotton lining with ties on the sides allow for adjusting the length as desired (tied at 15 inches on manikin image).

This is a very well-made heavy choker necklace, with mild wear patterns and a warm age patina remaining after the passage of decades of time.

Comes in a gift-box.

Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
    Length = adjustable with ties (tied at 15 on manikin)
    Front Drop = 6-3/4 inches (distance between edges at center front)
    Weight = 1 pound + 2.5 oz
    Shipping weight = 1 pound + 8 oz
    Material = Glass beads, Metal, Cord, Cotton lining

About Waziristan:
Once part of the opulent Mughal Empire, Waziristan now belongs to the Tribal Areas in eastern Afghanistan and northwestern Pakistan.

It was named after the Wazir tribe who lived there for centuries. 

Like so many other regions in this part of the world, Waziristan has experienced years of recent turmoil and difficulties, especially in its more remote areas.

Its prior heritage, however, was that of wonderfully vibrant arts and skillfully crafted jewelry.

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