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Unusual Old Swat Tribal Ellipse Ring from Afghanistan

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Price: $18.00
Item Number: TXP-1124D-Rg

Old Swat Tribal Long Enamel Afghan Ring

This unusual long Afghan Swati Tribal Ring was handcrafted of colored enamel over metal in the mid to early 1900's. It is a traditional ring from this region, always crafted with a Deep Blue background as a tribute to Lapis Lazuli - a prized gem stone found in this region. 

Elliptical Rings (Pattis) like this were usually worn on either the index (first) finger or the small finger as a "pinkie ring". The long front is gently rounded to fit the contours of the finger. A warm age patina remains intact. 

The band is adjustable, but currently set smaller to be worn on the small finger. 

For Collector's, please reference Anne Van Custen's book A World of Rings, published 2000 (translated).

Measurements (1 inch = 2.54 cm):
   Size of Front Dome = 2-1/8 inches long x 3/4 inch wide
   Ring Size (US Sizing) = Band is adjustable, currently set at size 4 (small)
   Weight = 0.34 oz