Vintage Kuchi trapezoid-shaped pendant.
Length: About 5.5 inches (includes bales and dangles)
Width: About 3 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Mostly silvery, tarnished
Jewels: Red/ Green Glass
Attachment: Bales at the top
Please note that one of the bottom bales that hold the dangles is missing from the right bottom corner.
Kuchi trapezoid-shaped dangle pendant with small glass jewels and jingling bells. About 5.5 inches from top to bottom, including bales and bells, and about 3 inches wide. Mixed metals are unpolished but mostly a silvery color with some tarnish. One of the bales that hold the dangles is missign from the right bottom corner. Please see photos for details. Add tribal detailing to costuming and accessory projects with Kuchi pendants.
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.