Pair of Kasakh bracelets, 04.01.1446
An unusual set of bird-shaped armbands. These remarkable bracelets feature a wavy outline with a myriad of small turquoise and carnelian beads. The centre is occupied by a large carnelian cabochon. One of the cuffs has a small crack on one end. Sometimes referred to as Kuchi, but Kazakh origin seems more likely, even so, if this item was bought in Afghanistan.