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Unusual Old Swati Enamel Tribal Ring from Afghanistan

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

Old Swat Tribal Long Enamel Afghan Ring

This unusual long Afghan Swati Tribal Ring was handcrafted of vibrantly-colored enamel over metal in the mid to early 1900's. It is a traditional ring from this region, always crafted with a Vivid 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, especially noticeable on the inside surface. 

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 = 2-1/4 inches long x 3/4 inch wide
   Ring Size (US Sizing) = Band is adjustable, currently set at size 4 (small)
   Weight = 0.44 oz