Vintage Kuchi Tribal Long Dangle Pendant - Tribal Belly Dance Pendant - Tribal DIY Costuming

$12.00
Item No: JPK1318
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Materials: Mixed Metals, Glass or Plastic Jewels
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Vintage Kuchi long dangle pendant.  Red and blue jewels.

Length: About 9.5 inches (includes loop and dangles)
Width: About 2.25 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color:  A bit brassy, tarnished, with some green patina
Finish:  Unpolished
Attachment: Loop at the top

Kuchi long dangle pendant with red and blue jewels.  About 9.5 inches from top to bottom, including loop, and about 2.25 inches wide.  Mixed metals are unpolished.  There is some green patina on this pendant on the flat dangles and hollow dangles at the ends of the chains.  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. 

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