Small lot of tribal bits as shown.
Size: Various from about 3/4 of an inch up to 1 inch
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Various from silvery to quite brassy
Shapes: Leaf, diamond, round, spindle, a few small bells
Attachment: These have bales for attaching. Some are still on cords.
Price listed is for all pieces shown in the photos on this page.
Lot of miscellaneous Kuchi pieces. This lot is comprised of miscellaneous pieces many of which are still on the original cords. One small bundle is tied on string. There is also one small bead tassel included. All of these bits should have bales and be ready for use on costuming. Unpolished mixed metals. You will recieve the pieces 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.