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Old Kuchi Necklace with Lapis Dangles & Red Beads

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Old Kuchi Necklace with Lapis Dangles & Red Beads

This interesting necklace was crafted by someone from a Kuchi nomadic tribe in the Middle Eastern area of the Shomali Plain in Afghanistan. The name Kuchi is translated from the Persian work for camper. The Kuchi have continued to remain a migratory tribe. These bejeweled and brightly colored robed people are known for their very lavish and ornate jewelry and embroidery work which require many hours to create. The necklace is a little over 20 long with the decorative lapis and beads occupying about 4-5. The dangles hang down about two inches and there are 9 bezel-set lapis lazuli with tiny wire rope at the base. The rest of the necklace is silver beads, most likely coin silver with a simple hook and eye clasp. This is a beautiful, unusual and striking necklace.

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