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Old Kashmiri Kuchi Necklace with Amulets

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Price: $58.00
Item Number: abh-7778-Nk

Old Tribal Jewelry - Vintage Necklace from Kashmir

This colorful old Necklace was handcrafted in Kashmir during the early to mid-1900's for the nomadic Kuchi tribe of Central Asia. The large leaf-shaped central pendant is a traditional motif in Kashmir. It lots of colorful beads set in raised bezels and traditional incised patterns. 

The side chains are classically Kashmiri with their repeating floral links and dangles. 2 tumar amulets flank the sides - hollow containers for holding secrets, prayers, and wishes. They opened at one time, and perhaps still do, but they are snugly closed now.

A warm age patina has been somewhat polished away to reveal the luster below, but enough remains in the crevices to add a wonderful sheen that only the passage of time can create.

Measurements: (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
    Length = 29 inches neckline circumference
    Front Drop = 4-3/4 inches
    Weight = 4.4 oz
    Shipping Weight = 10 oz
    Material = Mixed metal; Glass beads

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