Small Vintage Tribal Kuchi Headpiece - Tribal Belly Dance Costuming - Baloch Waziri Kuchi Tribal

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Item No: JHK0057
Country of Origin: Afghanistan / Pakistan
Materials: Mixed Metals, Fabric
Qty in Stock: 1

Small vintage tribal Kuchi headpiece in brassy mixed metals. 

Headpiece length (side to side, metal part only):  About 10.5 Inches, not including fabric bands
Total Length (side to side including ties):  About 40 inches
Length of center Fabric Tie: 15 inches
Materials:  Mixed Metals, Glass Jewels, Fabric Base
Metal Color:  Brassy
Metal Finish:  Unpolished and heavily tarnished

Small vintage Kucih headpiece in brassy mixed metals.  This is one of the smaller headpieces consisting of two square Kuchi pendants, with lots of small bells and connecting chains and links.  These small pieces are great for those that dont want a lot of weight on the head or even for children.  

Sewn to thin fabric ties, it would be easy to wear as is by simply tying around the head to make it fit a bit like a cap.  Fabric ties measure about 40 inches side to side.  This piece is a vintage used tribal piece and you can easily see the tarnish and patina on the pendants, and wear and use on the fabric.  It still carries it's shar of tribal grime!

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. 


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