Hazaragi Chain Fringe Belly Drape or Necklace - Tribal Belly Dance DIY Costuming - Kuchi Tribal Jewelry - Belly Fringe

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Item No: JMX0055
Country of Origin: Pakistan / Afghanistan
Materials: Mixed Metals
Qty in Stock: 1


Hazaragi chain dangle belly drape or metal fringe necklace.

Length:  About 29.5 inches, including plain chain and hook and ring closure.
Decorative Portion:  15.5 inches
Materials:  mixed metals
Metal Color: Very slightly brassy
Metal Finish:  Unpolished
Attachment:  Hook and ring.  
Full and lush, nice decorative chain.

Hazaragi vintage chain dangles belly drape or necklace with hook and ring closure.  29.5 inches hook to ring.  Could be worn at various lengths by hooking into the chain where needed.  Decorated portion is about 15.5 inches long with rings on the ends so could easily be used as a pretty belly drape.  This piece would be easy to make into any combination of new and unique jewelry.

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. 


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