Large, whimsical and artistic niello work Afghani hair clip
Price for clients in the US: USD 75. Please see shipping and payment details at the end of this product description.
A fabulous large vintage bird shaped hair-pin in Niello work from Afghanistan. (Niello is an alloy of silver, copper and lead that is applied into etched patterns on silver, fired and then polished to a lustrous black metallic sheen.) Made by the Hazara tribe in Baluchistan, this hair-pin is a real stunner that will add a dash of well-traveled, sophisticated, exotica to any wardrobe. Can also be worn as a pendant (see the last image.)
Composition: ~ 70% Silver
Stamped: No visible markings.
Measurements: 7 cms long and 2.7 cms at the widest.
Weight: 10.61 gms
Age: Likely 1960s-70s
Country of origin: Afghanistan
Please note: (1) All the jewellery in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewellery.
(2) All the jewellery has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewellery is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase.
(3) It is also worth reminding that since the jewellery is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.
Shipping and payment details for clients in the US: A flat fee of $10 per packet will be charged for shipping within the continental USA. These pieces will be shipped from our California studio. Ignore any other shipping charges that may show up at the time of checkout. Select "PayPal" as the payment mode and place the order. You will receive a mail from us with the total amount to be paid and the mail id for PayPal payment. You can choose any other way to pay as well, in case you don't use PayPal. Please do NOT add any other item apart from those in this collection to your cart. For all other purchases (from other collections) for delivery in the USA from our US office, you need to place an order on our US website.