Vintage Kuchi coin jingle pendant.
Length: About 5 inches
Width: 1.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Silvery to very slightly brassy
Attachment: Bale at the top
Kuchi coin dangle pendant built on a tribal coin. About 5 inches from top to bottom, including bale and dangles, and about 1.5 inches wide. Mixed metals are silvery to very slightly brassy in color. This pendant is complete with original components. Hollow dangles make a very nice jingle. Nice small penant for a bra center or use on 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.