Kuchi components necklace on black cord.
Length: 17 to 19 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, cord
Length of "Drop": About 4 inches including top cord
Metal Color: Silvery to Brassy
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Bead Color: Deep Red
Bead Material: Glass
Closure: Button and loop
Price listed is for ONE necklace.
Vintage Kuchi components strung on black shoelace cord. These necklaces use old buttons and other jewelry components and a few glass beads to create new jewelry. Button and loop closure. About 19 inches from button to loop. Button can be moved to make this piece shorter, or simply tie it to the length desired. This style of necklace looks very full and lush, like an old Kuchi necklace, but much lighter in weight. Wear as a necklace or tie around the upper arm, use as a headpiece or anklet, or sew to the bottom your costume bra or choli. Cut them apart and sew anywhere on your costume, or totally deconstruct and use the pieces for new jewelry 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.