Extra long matched pair of Kuchi pendants. Jeweled triangle pendant bodies with extra long chain dangles.
Length: 19.5 inches
Width: 2.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewels
Metal Color: Brassy
Jewel Colors: Red, green
Attachment: Large hooks at the top
Nice matching pair of Kuchi long pendants with jewels. 19.5 inches from top to bottom, including hooks, and about 2.5 inches wide. Mixed metals in an unpolished finish. In good condition. These are fairly heavy, weighing in at over 1 pound. Long pendants like these were traditionally attached to each side of a band that was worn across the top of the head with the long pendants suspended at the sides of the face.
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.