Pair of extra large vintage Kuchi coin dangle pendants.
Length: About 5.75 inches
Width: 2 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Originally silvery, now tarnished. One is dark.
Attachment: Bale at the top
Extra large Kuchi coin dangle pendant pair. These pendants are built on extra large tribal coins. About 5.75 inches from top to bottom, including bale and dangles, and about 2 inches wide. Mixed metals were originally silvery in color, but have tarnished with age and use. One pendant has become very dark, both have a bit of patina. Plain coin penants are perfect for costuming or accessory projects.
The story of Kuchi jewelry, like all tribal jewelry, is rich with influences from many cultures. These beautiful pieces with colorful glass jewels and jingling bells originally came from the nomadic Pashtoon tribes that wandered the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, along ancient routes between the seasons, moving down from the mountains in the winter and back to their homes in the summer. The word Kuchi itself is derived from a Persian word meaning migration, in relation to nomads or gypsies, and does not describe a particular group or people, but rather a state of being.