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Large Vintage Afghan Kuchi Tribal Jewelry Earrings with Ornate Chains

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Afghan Kuchi Earrings
Afghan Kuchi Earrings
Price: $55.00
Item Number: TXP-0232-Er

Old Tribal Jewelry - Large Afghan Kuchi Earrings from Waziristan

These dramatic vintage earrings were handcrafted during the early to mid-1900's in Afghanistan for the nomadic Kuchi tribe near the district of Waziristan.

They were sturdily made, with incised bell domes, and do not bend. They have long ornate chains with beaded star-shaped embellishments and sharp end-hooks for securing in place.

The lower borders of each earring has a double-fringe of bell-tipped dangles that clatter together when the head moves.  

These old tribal jewelry earrings were well made and in excellent condition despite years of use in a rugged nomadic lifestyle.

They have a mild wear patterns and a warm age patina from years of loving wear.

The earwires have been recently replaced with newer ones.

Please note, that the earwire gauge is 18 gauge, which is a little larger than standard earwires and will not fit through regular small earlobe piercings, but can be worn attached to headdresses and/or loops of hair at the temples. These earwires are simply attached and can be easily removed if you wanted to change them out for smaller gauge earwires.

MEASUREMENTS (1 inch = 2.54 cm):
     Earring Size = 3-3/4 inches long x 1-1/2 inches wide
     Chain length (each) = 6-1/2 inches
     Earwire Gauge = 18 gauge (thickness of wire that goes through earlobe piercing)
     Weight = 4.4 oz per pair
     Shipping Weight = 10 oz
     Material = Metal

About the KUCHI: The Kuchi are a nomadic group of people, who for centuries traveled freely across international boundaries in the Middle East and Central Asia.

Once, the Kuchi were the primary merchants along the old trade routes of this vast region.

Their jewelry and clothing is renowned for its vibrant energy, exuberant colors, and creative spirit. It is especially prized by dancers, collectors, and anyone who loves Tribal Jewelry.

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