Afghani, Kuchi, Turkmani, Lambani, Rabari Jewellery

Afghani, Kuchi, Turkmani, Lambani, Rabari Jewellery

Afghani Pashtun nomads (Kuchis) have maintained their nomadic lifestyle for more than 3000 years.  The Kochis used to move annually from the Afghanistan mountains to the valley of the Indus, across the old Silk Route that connects present-day Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, parts of Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India, building an extensive network of barter along this route over the years. These long-distance migrations were stopped in the early 1960s when the border with Afghanistan and Pakistan were closed. Afghanistan has been at war almost constantly since 1979 and decades of devastation created the need for many to sell their personal jewellery and traditional clothing.

It is the custom for Kuchi women to surround their faces with profuse amounts of fringed jewellery, whether it is hanging from their temples or ears, on top of their heads, across their foreheads, attached to noses, in their hair, or even sewn directly onto their clothing, caps, and veils.

North Afghani jewellery has a distinctive style consisting of large silver or metal pieces, typically encrusted with carnelians or red glass beads set in raised bezels, and sometimes gold washed. Antique Afghani jewellery frequently includes deep-blue Lapis Lazuli , sparkling bits of pyrite fleck its deep blue colour, giving it the appearance of the night sky, a symbol of endless possibilities. Kuchi jewellery is flamboyant in spirit, alive with colour and over-the-top embellishments, drawing from the vibrant cultures that the nomads pass through in their wanderings. Older jewellery was made with silver and coin metal (silver-nickel alloy) while the new ones are made using gillette. All pieces are hand crafted without using dices or moulds.  Apart from the large size of the pieces imitating the armour worn by ancient women warriors, it is also crafted to sound beautiful. In their art and lore the women are always identified with life-giving forces, especially with water. Hence the abundant attachments of bells, coins, and noisy dangles that tinkle with every movement, imitating the sound of rain.

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Uzma - Antique Afghani Neckpiece
Uzma - Antique Afghani neckpiece. Uzma in Arabic means grand. Material - Silver and Nickle al..
Rs.20,600.00

Ex Tax: Rs.20,000.00
Orzala - Antique Afghani Neckpiece
Orzala - Antique Afghani neckpiece. Orzala in Arabic means brightness of fire. Material - Sil..
Rs.6,180.00

Ex Tax: Rs.6,000.00
Bushra - Antique Lambani Neckpiece
Bushra - Antique Lambani neckpiece. Bushra in Arabic means good omen. Material - Silver and N..
Rs.5,150.00

Ex Tax: Rs.5,000.00
Mahnaz - Antique Afghani Neckpiece
Mahnaz - Antique Afghani neckpiece. Mahnaz in Arabic means the moon's glory. Material - Silve..
Rs.6,180.00

Ex Tax: Rs.6,000.00
Sana - Antique Afghani Neckpiece
Sana - Antique Afghani neckpiece. Sana in Arabic means resplendent or brilliant. Material - S..
Rs.6,180.00

Ex Tax: Rs.6,000.00
Roheena - Antique Afghani Neckpiece
Roheena - Antique Afghani neckpiece. Roheena in Arabic means splendid. Material - Silver and ..
Rs.4,120.00

Ex Tax: Rs.4,000.00
Shabana - Antique Afghani Neckpiece
Shabana - Antique Afghani neckpiece.  Shabana in Arabic means one belonging to the night. ..
Rs.6,180.00

Ex Tax: Rs.6,000.00
Mahtab - Antique Afghani Neckpiece
Mahtab - Antique Afghani neckpiece.  Mahtab in Arabic means moonlight. Material - Silver..
Rs.4,120.00

Ex Tax: Rs.4,000.00
Lailuma - Antique Lambani Neckpiece
Lailuma - Antique Lambani Neckpiece.  Lailuma in Arabic means bright moonlight. Material..
Rs.6,180.00

Ex Tax: Rs.6,000.00
Roshana - Vintage Lambani Bracelet
Roshana - Vintage Lambani Bracelet. Roshana in Arabic means dawn. Material - Silver and Nickl..
Rs.3,090.00

Ex Tax: Rs.3,000.00
Maleeha - Vintage Lambani Kada
Maleeha - Vintage Lambani Kada. Maleeha in Arabic means charming. Material - Silver and Nickl..
Rs.1,030.00

Ex Tax: Rs.1,000.00
Hasna - Vintage Lambani Bracelet
Hasna - Vintage Lambani bracelet. Hasna in Arabic means beautiful. Material - Silver and Nick..
Rs.2,575.00

Ex Tax: Rs.2,500.00
Vintage Turkish Chanda haar
Vintage Turkish Chanda haar Material - Gillette. Care instruction - Store in a cool dry p..
Rs.15,450.00

Ex Tax: Rs.15,000.00
Vintage Hazara neckpiece
Vintage Hazara neckpiece Material - Gillette. Care instruction - Store in a cool dry plac..
Rs.6,180.00

Ex Tax: Rs.6,000.00
Carnelian Turkish earrings
Carnelian Turkish earrings in pure silver with gold wash Material - Pure silver with gold was..
Rs.4,120.00

Ex Tax: Rs.4,000.00
Afghani style Lapis finger ring
Afghani style Lapis finger ring Material - White metal and Lapis. Care instruction - Stor..
Rs.1,545.00

Ex Tax: Rs.1,500.00
Carnelian Turkish finger ring
Carnelian Turkish finger ring in pure silver with gold wash Material - Pure silver with carne..
Rs.3,090.00

Ex Tax: Rs.3,000.00
Antique Turkmani Neckpiece with Gold Wash
material - Gillet with some silver and gold wash; carnelian stones; silk thread Care Instruct..
Rs.7,210.00

Ex Tax: Rs.7,000.00
Refashioned Antique Turkmani Necklace with Gold wash
Material - Gillet with some siler and gold wash; silk thread Care Instruction - wipe dry afte..
Rs.7,210.00

Ex Tax: Rs.7,000.00
Antique Turkmani Neckpiece with Gold Wash
Material - Gillet with some silver and gold wash; silk thread Care Instruction - Wipe dry aft..
Rs.6,180.00

Ex Tax: Rs.6,000.00
Antique Turkmani Neckpiece with Gold wash
Refashioned Antique Turkmani Neckpiece with gold wash on red and blue thread. Material - Coin..
Rs.6,180.00

Ex Tax: Rs.6,000.00
Antique Turkmani Neckpiece with Gold Wash
Antique Afghani neckpiece Please note that these are old pieces of jewellery. They may be mis..
Rs.6,180.00

Ex Tax: Rs.6,000.00
Antique Turkmani Neckpiece with Gold Wash
Refashioned Antique Turkmani neckpiece with gold wash. Material - Gillet with gold wash and c..
Rs.9,270.00

Ex Tax: Rs.9,000.00
Old Kalbelia Kada
Antique Kalbelia Kada with a small wrist plate with detailed hand work. Material - Coin Metal..
Rs.3,090.00

Ex Tax: Rs.3,000.00
Old Kalbelia Hasuli
Antique Kalbelia Hasuli with chila work. Material - Coin Metal with small percentage of silve..
Rs.3,605.00

Ex Tax: Rs.3,500.00
Refashioned Antique AfghaniBelt Buckle - Blue
Refashioned belt buckle made from antique afghani plaque. Material - Coin Metal; faux stones ..
Rs.3,090.00

Ex Tax: Rs.3,000.00
Refashioned Antique Afghani Belt Buckle - Red
Refashioned belt buckle made from antique afghani plaque. Material - coin Metal; Faux Stones ..
Rs.3,090.00

Ex Tax: Rs.3,000.00
Antique North Afghani plaque pendant with carnelians and rinestones
Antique North Afghani plaque pendant with carnelians and rinestones refashioned from head-dress o..
Rs.7,210.00

Ex Tax: Rs.7,000.00
Antique North Afghani plaque pendant with rhinestones
Antique North Afghani plaque pendant with rhinestones refashioned from head-dress ornament Pl..
Rs.6,180.00

Ex Tax: Rs.6,000.00
 Antique Afghani pendant with rinestones and glass
Antique Kuchi pendant with rinestones refashioned from head-dress ornament Please note that t..
Rs.5,150.00

Ex Tax: Rs.5,000.00
Antique Afghani pendant with rinestones and glass
Antique Kuchi pendant with rinestones refashioned from earring piece Please note that these a..
Rs.5,150.00

Ex Tax: Rs.5,000.00
Antique Afghani pendant with rhinestones
Antique Kuchi pendant with red and green rhinestones Please note that these are old pieces of..
Rs.1,545.00

Ex Tax: Rs.1,500.00
Antique Afghani pendant with rhinestones
Antique Kuchi pendant with red and green rhinestones Please note that these are old pieces of..
Rs.2,060.00

Ex Tax: Rs.2,000.00

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