Kuchi tassel topper with hollow dangles.
Length: 5 inches
Width: 1.75 inches
Metal: Mixed Metals
Metal Color: Silvery
Metal Finish: Unpolished, slightly shiny
Hollow dangles make a nice jingle!
Kuchi tassel cap with hollow dangles. These pieces are often seen on the tops of hats but work very well as tassel tops for dance costuming, adding a bit of a jingle as well. 5 inches long from top tube to bottom of dangles. 1.75 inches wide. Mixed metals are silvery and slightly shiny. This piece is not perfectly round in shape, but slightly oval. Used condition with a few dents and dings.
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.