Beautiful matched pair of XL Kuchi tribal pendants with jewels and long dangles.
Length: 13.25 to 14 inches
Width: About 2.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Brassy
Jewels: Blue and red
Attachment: Hooks at the top
Nice long chains ending in bell shaped tassel-type dangles.
Matching pair in excellent condition.
Amazing matched pair of large Kuchi pendants from the Jalalabad area of Afghanistan. 13.25 to 14 inches long, from top of hooks to bottom of dangles. 2.5 inches across. Blue and red glass jewels and long tassel-type dangles. Each pendant is about 7.5 inches including dangles, and about 3 inches wide. Mixed metals are unpolished and a silvery to slightly brassy color. This pair is in excellent condition and is quite extraordinary.
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.
A NOTE ON THE CONDITION OF TRIBAL ITEMS: Our jewelry is used tribal jewelry, from far-away lands. As used pieces our items will be tarnished or otherwise reflect their prior lives as treasured tribal pieces. Please know that we strive to maintain the tribal allure of our items and therefore we DO NOT CLEAN or repair these pieces in any way. This not only maintains the old, tribal look of each piece that our belly dance customers seek, but also preserves the value of a piece that cleaning, and especially polishing, would destroy.
We do our best to describe any flaws that may be present, and we encourage you to read the full description and look at all photos closely to judge the condition of the item for yourself and know exactly what you are ordering. If you have questions about the condition of any item, please ask!