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Turquoise Tears Kuchi Necklace
Kuchi necklace, handmade by an ancient tribe in Afghanistan.
The Kuchi people are Pakhtuns, which is the dominant tribe in Afghanistan. While they are largely settled now, historically they were a nomadic tribe that traveled the ancient trade routes between Afghanistan and Pakistan. They were the wanderers, the explorers, a romantic tribe of nomads who revered the vibrant and intricate art their jewelry displayed. This craft of jewels is a celebration of life, of beauty, of style, of electric, colorful boldness!
The Kuchi often add coins, bells, and colorful cut glass to their adornments—bringing a richer life and experience to the jewelry. Many believe that these jewels not only amplify ones radiance and beauty, but that they also ward off evil spirits.
Kuchi jewelry has a great and rich cultural history—with the designs having remained mainly unchanged over the last 3000 years.
Lapis Lazuli is commonly used and is a deep blue stone known said to inspire creativity and confidence.
Reds, greens and turquoise pieces are commonly a colored Howlite. Howlite is said to be a calming stone and is ideal to wear when encountering stressful energy.