Collection: Kazakh Ethnic Beads

The Kazakh Nomads Settled in Northern Afghanistan

Unique hand-beaten metal tribal Beads - with semi-precious stone inlays is the Kazakh  trademark.

These traditional nomadic Sunni Muslim people known as Kazakhs, originally come from the Ural Mountains in Kazakhstan.

These metal beads are used to create stunning ethnic and tribal jewellery – whether a pair of earrings, a statement necklace or arm and ankle bangles.

The beads themselves are generally hollow and have been decorated with intricate silver wire work and circular frames with semi-precious stone inlaid – along with their familiar trademark called ‘false granulation’ – which depict triangular imprints.

Crude in texture, each bead is individually hand-made in the Kazakh style and have become an important currency when trading for goods.

Their style is often mistaken for Turkoman craftsmanship – which is actually, quite different, because their beads do not contain the ‘False Granulation’.

The nomads are also called Kuchi Kazakh with numbers these days close to three million and mainly settled in the northern regions of Afghanistan. 

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  • 05pcs – 56g - 15x43mm Hand-Beaten Ethnic Kazakh Hollow Brass and Silver Bicones [E-121]
    Kazakh Bicones, Kazakh, Afghanistan, Metal, Kazakhstan, Ural Mountains, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Bicone, Turkoman,  Jewellery-Making, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery,
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  • 4pcs – 13g - 14x28x11mm Traditional Hand-Made Kazakh Beetle-Shaped Brass and Silver Beads [E-122]
    Kazakh Beads, Kazakh, Metal, Afghanistan, Metal, Kazakhstan, Ural Mountains, Rare, Hand-Made, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Turkoman, Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Kuchi, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole,
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  • 21pcs – 40g - 14x16mm Hand-Beaten Traditional Kazakh Raised Filigree Hollow Brass and Silver Beads [E-123]
    Kazakh Beads, Kazakh, Metal, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Ural Mountains, Rare, Hand-Made, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Turkoman, Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Kuchi, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole,
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  • 10pcs – 28g - 14x16mm Hand-Beaten Ethnic Kazakh Hollow Brass and Silver Beads [E-32]
    Kazakh Beads, Kazakh, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Ural Mountains, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Turkoman,  Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Kuchi, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole,
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  • 2pcs – 28g - 21x28mm Traditional Kazakh Silver and Brass Ethnic Tribal Kuchi Beads with Turquoise Inlay [E-106]
    :  Kazakh Beads, Kazakh, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turquoise, Ural Mountains, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Turkoman,  Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Kuchi, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole, Afghan, Eggs, Barrels, Middle Eastern, Enamel, Inlaid,
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  • 5pcs – 21x28mm Ethnic Kazakh Silver & Brass Kuchi Beads - Turquoise Inlay [E-14]
    Kazakh, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Turquoise, Ural Mountains, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Turkoman,  Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Kuchi, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole, Afghan, Eggs, Barrels, Middle Eastern, Enamel, Inlaid,
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  • 4pcs – 25x90mm Hand-Beaten Ethnic Kazakh Hollow Brass and Silver Bicones [E-33]
    Kazakh, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Ural Mountains, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Bicone, Turkoman,  Jewellery-Making, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery,
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  • 12pcs - 11x12mm Old Afghan Silver Kuchi Beads with Lapis Lazuli Inlay
    Kazakh, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Lapis Lazuli, Ural Mountains, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Turkoman,  Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Kuchi, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole, Afghan, Hand-Beaten
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  • 8pcs – 11x28mm Four-Sided Brass Kazakh Beads - Coral Enamel Inlay [E-28]
    Kazakh, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Coral, Ural Mountains, False Granulation, Brass, Turkoman,  Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole, Afghan, Middle Eastern, Enamel, Inlaid, Red, Gemstone,
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  • 5pcs – 21x28mm Ethnic Kazakh Silver and Brass Kuchi Beads - Lapis Inlay [E-15]
    Kazakh, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Lapis Lazuli, Ural Mountains, False Granulation, Silver, Brass, Turkoman,  Imperfections, Jewellery, Global Beads, Collection, Mix, Kuchi, Tigertail, Craftline, Leather, Necklace, Earrings, Ethnic, Tribal, Statement Jewellery, Top-Drill, Hole, Afghan, Eggs, Barrels, Middle Eastern, Enamel, Inlaid,
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