Vintage Kuchi matakai headpeice pendant pair.
Length: About 5 inches (includes ring and dangles)
Width: About 5.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Mostly Silvery
Attachment: Ring at the top
Price listed is for the PAIR of pendants shown on this page.
Extra Large Kuchi matching matakai pendant pair with red and blue jewels. About 5 inches from ring to bottom of dangles, and about 5.5 inches wide. Matakai pendants are tradtionally worn on a headpiece, with these pieces handing over the sides or slightly toward the front. Made of mixed metals and unpolished. This is a matched pair. If youare looking for something spectacular, this may be just the thing.
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.