Vintage Kuchi bar pendant with round flat dangles.
Length: 3.5 inches (includes hooks and dangles)
Width: About 2-7/8 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: A bit brassy
Attachment: Hooks at the top
Kuchi bar-shaped pendant with small jewels and round flat dangles. About 3.5 inches long, including bales and dangles, and about 2-7/8 inches wide. Mixed metals are unpolished and a bit brassy. Has a nice weight. Kuchi pendants are perfect for tribal costuming and 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.