Pair of vintage Kuchi pendants with long chain dangles.
Length: About 14 inches (includes hooks and dangles)
Width: About 2.75 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Brassy
Attachment: Hooks at the tops
Pair of matching pendants with long chains, large tassel-type and jewels.
Price listed is for the pair as shown.
Matched pair of Kuchi pendants with long chains and tassel dangles. About 14 inches long, including bales and dangles, and about 2.75 inches wide. Mixed metals are brassy and unpolished. This is aheadpiece pair of tassels, traditionally worn at the sides of the face suspended from a headpiece or cord running across the top of the head. Somewhat 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.