Old Kuchi nomad necklace with long pendants ending in flat dangles and hollow mango-shaped dangles.
Length: 16.25 inches end to end, not including ties
Pendants length: About 6 inches
Materials: mixed metals, coin metal, some glass jewels
Metal Color: Silvery to slightly brassy
Kuchi vintage nomad necklace with elaborate dangles and coins. Length is 16.25 inches without ties. Dangles are about 6 inches long and makea great loud jingle. Ties to close at any length you need. Or take ties off and use along the top edge of a bra or the bottom of a belt. Very large and showy.
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.