Kuchi components belt on black cord.
Total Length: About 40 inches from button to loop
Decorated Portion: About 24 inches long
Pendant Materials: Mixed metals, black cotton blend cord, glass jewels
Pendant Length: About 3 inches
Pendant Meal Color: Slightly Brassy
Pendant Finish: Polished
Fastening: Button and Loop
New Kuchi components, metal spacers and glass beads and jewels on black cord.
New Kuchi components with dangles strung on black shoelace cord with metal spacer beads and a bit of glass beading along the top edge. This belt also has a few glass jewel dangles in the center of the belt. About 40 inches long from button to loop. Button can be moved to make this piece shorter, or simply tie it to the length desired. Decorated portion is about 24 inches long. Wear as a belt or sew to the bottom of an existing costume piece. Can also be cut apart to sew anywhere on your DIY project, or totally deconstruct and incorporate the pieces into new jewelry.
Kuchi means "nomad" in the Afghan Dari language. The livelihood and culture of the Kuchis have been all but destroyed by conflict, drought, and demographic shifts. Some 200,000 Kuchis are displaced in Afghanistan; an equal or larger number are refugees in Pakistan; and hundreds of thousands of others are eking out a precarious existence in urban or rural areas in Afghanistan. Only a small number of Kuchis still follow their traditional livelihood of nomadic herding.