Vintage Kuchi long dangle pendant. Blue jewels.
Length: About 9 inches
Width: 2.25 inch
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Tarnished, a bit brassy
Attachment: Loop at the top
Kuchi long dangle pendant with blue jewels. About 9 inches from top to bottom, including loop, and about 2.25 inches wide. Mixed metals are unpolished. Long pendants are great for adding to costume belts.
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.