Vintage Kuchi round pendant with dangles.
Length: About 3.25 inches (includes bale and dangles)
Width: About 2.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Mostly silvery, tarnished
Finish: Unpolished, a bit dirty
Attachment: Bale at the top
Kuchi pendant small hollow dangles. About 3.25 inches from top to bottom, including bale and dangles, and about 2.5 inches wide. Mixed metals are silvery and unpolished and it is a bit dirty. Add tribal detailing to costuming and accessory projects with Kuchi pendants.
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.