Pretty matching pair of Kuchi trapezoid pendants. Nice pieces for tribal belly dance costuming. Great for both dance or ren faire costumes. These are a nice size for use on costume belts.
Length: About 5 inches
Width: A little over 3 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, small glass or plastic jewels
Metal Color: White mixed metals, some bell dangles are a bit brassy
Finish: Unpolished but almost shiny in places
Attachment: Bales at the top
Nice matching pair of Kuchi pendants with small colorful jewels. About 5 inches from top to bottom, including bales, and about 3 inches wide. Mixed metals in a white mixed metals coor, with an unpolished finish. Almost shiny in some places. Bell dangles make for a very nice jingle. Lots of jewels. These origially came from large necklaces, but would make great pieces for adding 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.