Kuchi matakai peacock headpeice pendant pair.
Length: Pendants are about 4.75 inches. This does not include fabric backing and/or beading.
Width: Pendants are about 3.5 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Silvery
Attachment: Pendants are sewn to a fabric backing in traditional Kuchi headpiece style. Pendants have rings at the top if you would like to remove the backing and use as pendants or costume adornment.
Price listed is for this piece with two large matching pendants and fabric backing.
Large Kuchi matakai pendant pair with glass jewels. Pendants are about 4.75 inches from ring to bottom of dangles, and about 3.5 inches wide. Matakai pendants are tradtionally worn on a headpiece, with these matching pieces handing over the sides or slightly toward the front of the head. This pair is sewn to a fabric backing in the traditional headpiece style. Ready for attaching to a headband or other means of securing it to the head. Pendants are made of silvery mixed metals and they have been polished. Pair is matching. Quite showy and versatile. These pendants are perfecting suited to using as pendants on costuming or accessories.
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.