Kuchi Jewellery - A brief history
Kuchi, a Persian word meaning ‘those who go on migrations’. The Kuchis are a nomadic tribe who have lived along the ancient routes bordering Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Culturally rich, colourful, eclectic, exuberant, unique & beautiful… these are just some of the words that come to mind when describing Kuchi jewellery.
Kuchi jewellery incorporates colourful glass jewels, coins, bells, dangles, beadwork, embroidery, mirrors, pom poms & bright fabrics, creating impressive headpieces, earrings, necklaces, chokers, cuffs, bracelets, rings, belts & anklets.
(Image - Afghan Kuchi woman - source unknown)
Traditionally, Afghan women wear this jewellery as everyday wear, and also for special ceremonies. The more expensive jewellery, made with precious stones and solid metals, are generally worn on special occasions such as weddings and tribal celebrations. These exuberant pieces create a sense of individual beauty, and also ward off evil spirits.
(Image - Portrait of an Afghan woman in traditional wedding costume - source unknown)
The captivating history of Afghan Kuchi jewellery dates back thousands of years and shows a beautiful, rich culture.
Afghan Kuchi jewellery is becoming very popular and is now loved in all corners of the world. It is so important to recognise the history of these pieces and appreciate their cultural significance. These pieces of jewellery are so incredibly beautiful and I love to be able to share these treasures with you all.
Our latest range of Kuchi headpieces have landed online! These traditional designs are worn spanning the forehead, with colourful glass jewelled medallions, dangles and pendants hanging to frame the face.
These statement headpieces are so fun to wear, and will make you feel unique, confident and beautiful.
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