Large Waziri pendant with jewels and long bell dangles.
Length: 7.5 inches
Width: 3 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Silvery
Jewel Color: Red, Pink and Green
Attachment: Bales at the top
Large Waziri pendant with jewels and long bell dangles. 7.5 inches including dangles, and about 3 inches wide. Mixed metals are unpolished and tarnished in a silvery color. Pink and green glass and plastic jewels. This is the perfect addition to a tribal costume belt. There is a missing jewel on the left-hand side in the photos which will be replaced.
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.