Pair of vintage Kuchi hair pendants.
Length: About 20.5 inches (includes hooks and dangles)
Width: About 1 inch
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Very slightly brassy
Attachment: Hooks at the tops
Amazing pair of matching hair pendants with long chains, including bells and small flat dangles.
One hook is short. It ws probably broken off at some point in its tribal lifetime.
Price listed is for the pair as shown.
Matched pair of Kuchi hair pendants with long chains, including bells and small flat dangles that flash in the light. About 20.5 inches long, including bales and dangles, and about 1 inch wide. Mixed metals are very slightly brassy and unpolished. The hook on one of the pendants looks like it was broken at somepoint in its tribal lifetime. It is short, but still functional, specially if the pendant is also sewn or tied to a headpiece. This is a pair of tassels for hair decoration, usually attached to a headpiece or worn suspended from a cord running across the top of the head. A bit heavy. 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.
A NOTE ON THE CONDITION OF TRIBAL ITEMS: Our jewelry is used tribal jewelry, from far-away lands. As used pieces our items will be tarnished or otherwise reflect their prior lives as treasured tribal pieces. Please know that we strive to maintain the tribal allure of our items and therefore we DO NOT CLEAN or repair these pieces in any way. This not only maintains the old, tribal look of each piece that our belly dance customers seek, but also preserves the value of a piece that cleaning, and especially polishing, would destroy.
We do our best to describe any flaws that may be present, and we encourage you to read the full description and look at all photos closely to judge the condition of the item for yourself and know exactly what you are ordering. If you have questions about the condition of any item, please ask!