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Kuchi Gypsy Hoop Silver Metal Earrings Afghanistan

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Title Kuchi Gypsy Hoop Silver Metal Earrings Afghanistan Red & Green Glass Inlays
Materials Pot metal alloy called gillet, glass, wax
Made In Afghanistan
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Overall Condition Good to fair. Some of our beads have traveled at least three continents, and have graced numerous owners. Small chips, corrosion, and pitting are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.
Damage/Repair Some missing inlays.
People Kuchi
Object Size 3-3.5 inch diameter, 2 mm thick wire. See picture with penny for size comparison.

Picture is an example, yours will be similar.

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."