Waziri round pendant with colorful jewels.
Length: About 6.25 inches
Width: 2.75 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Mostly silvery, a bit tarnished
Attachment: Bales at the top
One of the bales holding the dangles is missing from the bottom of this pendant (left side in photos).
Lovely old Waziri pendant with large colorful jewels in greens, pinks and red. About 6.25 inches from top to bottom, including bales, and about 2.75 inches wide. Mixed metals are unpolished. One of the bottom bales that holds the dangles is missing (left side in the photos). Please see all photos for details. A nice large tribal pendant for use on a dance belt.
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.