Lot of 5 Kuchi charm necklaces on black cord.
Length: 20 to 22.5 inches, measured from button to loop
Materials: Mixed metals, shoelace cord, glass beads
Pendant Size: Coins are just under 1 inch across, center pendants are about 2 inches top to bottom and 2.5 inches across
Metal Finish: Polished
Closure: Button and loop
Some of the loops on these can be a bit large, and can be sewn to make them smaller and more secure.
Vintage Kuchi pendants strung on black shoelace cord. Old pendants are polished to a bright shine on these necklaces. Small glass or plastic jewels. These necklaces use old tribal pendants and small metal spacer beads with a few glass beads to create new jewelry. Button and loop closure. Button can be moved to make these shorter, or simply tie it to the length desired. These necklaces are well-known in the tribal belly dance community for their versatility. Wear as a necklace or tie around the upper arm, use as a headpiece or anklet, or sew to the bottom your costume bra or choli. Cut them apart and add anywhere on your costume, or totally deconstruct and use the pieces for new jewelry projects!
Please check photos carefully, you will receive the piecese shown in the photos on this page.
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.