Vintage Hazaragi chain dangle necklace with green glass dangle pendant.
Length: About 25 inches
Center Pendant: Round with glass jewel and hollow dangles
Pendant Size: 3.75 inches long, about 1 inch wide
Materials: mixed metals, glass jewels
Metal Color: Slightly brassy
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Closure: Slips on over the head
Hazaragi vintage chain dangles necklace with pendants and jewels. Slips over the head to wear but hook and ring could easily be added to make this any length you like. Current necklace length is about 25 inches. This necklace would be easy to disassemble and the pieces could be used to make any combination of new and unique jewelry, or add to a dance costume. Would be easy to make the decorated portion into a small belly drape.
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.