Kuchi triangle pendant with jewels.
Length: About 5.25 inches
Width: 3 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Slightly brassy
Attachment: Bale at the top
Lovely old Kuchi pendant with colorful jewels in red, blue and agreen. About 5.25 inches from top to bottom, including bale, and about 3 inches wide. Mixed metals are slightly brassy and unpolished. Nice jingle! A nice pendant for the middle of a dance bra or to add to a belt.
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.