Vintage Waziri pendant with glass jewels and long bell dangles.
Length: 7.75 inches
Width: About 2.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Silvery to slightly brassy
Jewels: Red, Blue, Green
Attachment: Bales at the top
Vintage Waziri pendant with jewels and long bell dangles. About 7.75 inches including dangles, and about 2.5 inches wide. Mixed metals are unpolished and very slightly brassy. Glass jewels. Perfect addition to a tribal costume belt.
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.