Nomadic Pashtun bracelet, Afghanistan
Old nomadic Pashtun cuff from Afghanistan, worn in pairs. According to Janata, similar bracelets were worn by the Baluch and Tajiks (although a more modest kind for the latest).
It is a two-part hinged cuff made of high-grade silver with a very soft worn patina.
From late 19th century or beginning of 20th.
Height: 10 cm
Inner diameter: 58 mm
Weight: 311 gr.
“Schmuck in Afghanistan”, Janata, Akademische Druck, 1981
“Jewellery from the Orient” Seiwert, Wolf Dieter, Arnoldsche, 2009