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Kuchi Romany Earrings Afghani Silver Hoop Earrings

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Product #: 127613
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Title Kuchi Romany Earrings Afghani Silver Hoop Earrings
Materials Unknown metal-Pot metal alloy called gillet, glass, wax
Made In Afghanistan
Approximate Age Mid 20th century
Overall Condition Good. Most of our pieces have spent decades on at least two continents, and have been treasured by several owners.   Small splits, scrapes and cracks are a normal part of their patina attesting to their age and extensive use.  We examine each piece carefully when we receive it and report any damage we find in our listings.  Please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.
People Kuchi
Object Size 3.5 inch drop. 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."


 


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