Vintage Kuchi multi-section pendant with hollow dangles.
Length: 7 inches (includes bales and dangles)
Width: About 3 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Brassy, dark
Jewel: Green resin
Attachment: Hook at the top
Kuchi pendant with lots of hollow dangles for a nice jingle. About 7 inches long, including bales and dangles, and about 3 inches wide. Stamped floral design. This pendant is older and has its share of tribal grime. Nice tribal jingle. Mixed metals are brassy, unpolished and dark. Kuchi pendants are perfect for tribal costuming and accessory projects.
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.