Vintage Kuchi long dangle pendant.
Length: About 8.75 inches (includes loop and dangles)
Width: About 2.25 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Mostly Silvery
Attachment: Loop at the top
This piece has nice large hollow dangles.
Kuchi long dangle pendant with glass jewels. About 8.75 inches from top to bottom, including loop, and about 2.25 inches wide. Mixed metals are silvery but unpolished. Good jingle! Long pendants make great additions to costume belts.
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.