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Vintage Afghan Niello Kuchi Fish-Pendants Choker Necklace

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Price: $48.00
Item Number: ab-450A-Nk

Vintage Kuchi Tribal Fish Niello Choker Necklace

This unusual tribal Choker Necklace was handcrafted by the nomadic Afghan Kuchi in the mid to 1900's. Long fish pendant hang from a decorative collar, with an old coin dangling from each fish's tail. 

Fish are highly revered in many cultures since they swim in water, and water as a life-giving source is associated with the highest form of femininity.

Niello is an artistic technique frequently used in Central Asia for jewelry making. It is similar to enameling, except that the darkened areas fuse directly with the metal below, rather than just lying on top of it. 

Niello creates a pleasing contrast of color without damaging the integrity of the metal. This substantial necklace has a fabric neckband lining, and a new button clasp. 

     Size = 15-1/2 inches long (1 inch = 2.54 cm)
     Front Drop = 6-1/2 inches (distance from upper to lower edge of necklace at center front)
     Weight = 11.8 oz
     Material = Mixed metal; Cotton lining; Button clasp

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