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Chandelier Earrings Gypsy Kuchi Lapis and Silver Afghanistan

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Title Chandelier Earrings Gypsy Kuchi Lapis and Silver Afghanistan
Materials Unknown metal-Pot metal alloy called gillet, lapis lazuli
Made In Afghanistan
Approximate Age Contemporary
Overall Condition Good.
Damage/Repair Slight tarnishing, dents, and general wear.
People Kuchi
Object Size 1.75 inch drop, 1 mm thick wire. See picture with penny for size comparison. U.S. penny is 19mm in diameter.

Additional information: Tim McGirk wrote in Time Magazine," In Kandahar province, not all women wear burqas. The Kuchi nomad women never do. They are fiercely independent, usually wreathed in silver necklaces and dressed in spangling embroidery, and they stare boldly back from atop their camels when you cross them on the roads. It's their custom to go unveiled, and because the Taliban Vice and Virtue Police usually stay in the towns, and the Kuchis have ferocious dogs and even more ferocious husbands, these nomad women are left alone."