Xena Cuff- 2 Stone Onyx (SL)

Designer: Afghan Kuchi

$ 30.00 $ 42.00

Xena Cuff- 2 Stone Onyx


This versatile boho cuff is handmade in Afghanistan by Kuchi artisans.

The Kuchi are a nomadic tribe that wanders the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, along ancient routes between the seasons, moving down from the mountains in the winter and back to their homes in the summer. The word Kuchi itself is derived from a Persian word meaning migration, in relation to nomads or gypsies, and does not describe a particular group or people, but rather a state of being. Many different peoples or tribes from these areas have been classified as Kuchi but the original migratory nomads of this area are the Pashtoon. The Kuchi 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. Kuchi jewelry, like the jewelry of India and other tribal places and peoples, often incorporates jewels of transparent colored glass set in and backed with foil to reflect light in every shade of the rainbow. Shining mirrors, metallic thread, colorful beads, pom poms, cloves and other fragrant materials, bright fabrics and thousands of different kinds of dangles and bells also serve to attract the eye and ward off evil spirits.

This beauty is inlaid with onyx stones in the center and coordinating circle shaped stones on each side. It is trimmed with ornate silverware accents and silver dots. This kuchi piece is made with mixed metals of silver coloring. It is nice and wide in the front but tapers to the back so that it is more comfortable to wear. A pattern of twisted wire and dots accents the edges and center of the piece. Lots of ornate detailed pattern on this one!

Let your bohemian style fly free.

Adjustable to any sized wrist. NICKLE FREE!!


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