This is a classic tribal metal choker necklace, with chain and flat, circular metal dangles and a set of large foil-backed, colored beaded pieces on its main portion. The dangles are also studded with many fine and faceted metal pieces.
This is an old, original piece, not newly made like most of these that are available now. The necklace is approximately 30 years old.
Worn by Kuchi tribeswomen for hundreds of years in Afghanistan, these old pieces are nearly impossible to find except in old collections. As was the tradition, this piece has black fabric backing and black cloth cord attached for tying around the neck. It weighs around 500 gms.
Golden metallic beads are hard to find in kuchi/afghan jewelry.What we come across usually are pieces in silver,therefore this is a one of a kind piece.Looks beautiful around the neck and is a collectible.