Vintage Kuchi triangle pendant.
Length: 5 inches (includes bale and dangles)
Width: About 2.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Mostly silvery
Attachment: Bale at the top
Kuchi triangle pendant with small jewels and hollow dangles. About 5 inches long, including bales and dangles, and about 2.5 inches wide. Mixed metals are unpolished but mostly silvery. Kuchi pendants add detailing to tribal costuming and 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.