Vintage Kuchi large square pendant with colorful jewels.
Length: About 5.5 inches (includes bale and dangles)
Width: About 4.25 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Silvery, white metal. Tarnished.
Attachment: Bales at the top
Kuchi large square pendant with jewels and bell dangles. About 5.5 inches from bales to bottom of dangles, and about 4.25 inches wide. Mixed metals are silvery white metal but unpolished and tarnished. Kuchi pendants are very versatile and can be used for many costuming purposes.
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.