Afghan traditional clothes and jewellery are originated from the Kuchis in Afghanistan. Kochis or Kuchis (from the Persian word: کوچ koch; meaning “migration”) are Afghan Pashtun nomads, primarily from the Ghilji tribal confederacy.
They used to migrate or wander on borders between Afghanistan and Pakistan. In Pakistan they used to move towards Indus Valley and in the west they used to move towards Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Some of the most distinguished Ghilji Kochi tribes include the Kharoti, Andar and Ahmadzai. Authentic Tribal jewellery takes not only a culturally idealized outward appearance, but also reflects a way of life that is steeped in socio-cultural tradition.
Traditionally, Afghan women wear this jewellery as everyday wear, and also for special ceremonies. The more expensive jewellery, made with precious stones and solid metals, are generally worn on special occasions such as weddings and tribal celebrations. These exuberant pieces create a sense of individual beauty, and also ward off evil spirits.