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13 Vintage Kuchi Coin Pendants on Fabric Strand - 22mm Oxidized Afghan Silver Coins for Belly Dance Costumes and Jewelry Making RC001

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You receive: (13) vintage, authentic tribal Kuchi Afghan oxidized silver metal (aluminum-clad bronze) 22mm coins with 7mm (approx.) handcrafted bails to hang, so total length of pendants is about 29mm.
These have a worn, oxidized patina - still strung on 10.5 inches (approx.) of roughly braided fabric from the original costume - the real thing!
These are light enough to use for any costume purposes, including earrings!
See second photo to view coin variety, and last photo to view cm ruler and dime for visual sizing.

Note: you will receive a 10.5 inch strand of (13) coins that are from the strand seen in the photos.

Some history obtained from Wikipedia:
Kuchis are Afghan Pashtun tribal people, 60% of whom still live a totally nomadic life traveling between pastoral lands in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
They raise sheep and goats and exchange or sell the produce of their animals (meat, dairy wool) and the rustic pendants that you see here, in exchange for grain, vegetables, fruit and other products.

A large, busy network of exchange has developed along the main routes annually followed by the nomads.

Although their migrations were stopped in the early 1960's when the Afghanistan Pakistan border was closed, many Kuchis are still allowed to cross as border officials recognize the Kuchi migrations which occur seasonally and allow them to pass even in times of political turmoil.

I believe that the appeal for these rustic pendants followed the growing popularity of belly dancing and rustic ethnic designs in Western countries, offering the Kuchi nomads a new trade opportunity.

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    Average review
    Oct 13, 2017 by travelgirl816
    These coins make perfect little pendants. Thank you for a smooth transaction and the lovely packaging. Cheers!
    Apr 25, 2017 by danjoanna28
    Love these charms!! Will order again❤️️❤️️
    Mar 20, 2017 by Brigitte Schumacher
    Great quality - fast shipping. A+++++++ Etsy shop.
    Nov 9, 2016 by Sybille Ziegler
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