Vintage Kuchi round pendant with small jewels.
Length: About 2.75 inches (includes bale)
Width: About 2-3/8 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Slightly brassy
Jewels: Red. I think one is plastic, the other glass.
Attachment: Bale at the top
Vintage Kuchi round pendant with red jewels. About 2.75 inches from bale to bottom, and about 2-3/8 inches wide. Mixed metals are unpolished and slightly brassy. Traditioally made Kuchi pendant is perfect for tribal costuming DIY - add detail anywhere on your costume.
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.