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'Gypsy Sunflower' is a contemporary tribal Limited Edition necklace, crafted by hand in our Byron Bay studio on the East Coast of Australia.
This delicate short-style necklace sits around the décolletage, and features an authentic vintage silver-alloy pendant framed by miniature love-heart and sunflower charm trinkets from the Kuchi People of Afghanistan, (see History & Cultural Significance tab above). We have also used natural kangaroo hide leather and brass chain.
It is important to remember this genuine exotic jewellery has traveled untold distances from village to village, and passed from generation to generation. We believe it’s the irregularities in each piece that form part of its charm, heritage, and value.
All our products come in either an envelope style gift bag, or gift box.
The word Kuchi stems from a Persian word meaning migration. Originating from Afghanistan, the Kuchi People roamed areas along the ancient Silk Road trade routes for an estimated 3000 years. Known as prolific wanderers who migrated over immense distances, this nomadic tribe became masters at trekking to the remotest of areas.
Kuchi jewelry often reflects this freedom within its style, using features such as distinctive jingling chain and bells which sound like rain. Since many of these pieces were intended to be worn daily under very rough conditions, they were often boldly crafted of sturdy metal to withstand a rigorous nomadic lifestyle. This may explain why old Kuchi pieces are still available today and in relatively good condition even after decades of rugged wear.
It is important to remember this exotic jewellery has traveled untold distances from village to village, and passed from generation to generation. We believe it’s the irregularities in each piece that form part of its charm, heritage, and value.