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Afghan Kuchi Necklace Vintage - $80 (Stafford)

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Totally unique handmade piece - was already old when I bought it 50 years ago... a heavy necklace, but worth the weight :) for its unmatched appeal!

Materials: Metal w/ glass beads [no woven/fabric].
Measurements: Approx. 13" 'collar' with loops on each end [for inserting ribbon or cord to fasten around the neck], collar width is 1.5 - 2" [wider around the 3 inset medallions].
Has 24 ornamented chains dangling from the collar, most of them 5-6" long and ending in patterned punched soft metal discs - but there is no machine-made uniformity about this necklace... Interestingly, one of the strands ends in a hole-punched [Arabic?] coin), 5 strands are about 4" long, 2 of them ending in diamond-shaped metal pieces and 1 (which has a longer metal loop instead of small chain links on the lower part) ends in a circle.

Obviously lots of character and history is included in the price :)

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