Kuchi. Old silver torc.

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Afghanistan - Pakistan

Width: 7 mm

Weight: 100 grs

Diameter: 130 mm


An elegant old silver kuchi torc or choker. This torc shows a simple smithwork with thick silver wire, and one red glass cabochon. It was probably made in the region of Nuristan in Northern Afghanistan close to the Pakistani border. Superb patina. The Kuchi people, from the Persian -koch- meaning migration, are Afghan pastoons nomads divided in a number of tribes that inhabit areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Mid-XXth century.

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