Vintage Kuchi diamond-shaped pendant.
Length: 3.75 inches (includes bale and dangles)
Width: About 2 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Silvery but dark, some patina
Attachment: Bale at the top
Kuchi diamond-shaped pendant with small jewels and dangles. About 3.75 inches long, including bales and dangles, and about 2 inches wide. Mixed metals are unpolished and dark with some patina. A sweet little pendant with nice detailing. 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.