Small vintage Kuchi amulet pendant.
Length: About 3.5 inches (includes bales and dangles)
Width: About 3 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Silvery, tarnished. A bit dark in places.
Attachment: Bales on the top
Small glass jewels. There are a few small dents in the tube.
This one is not made to open.
Small amulet tube pendant with small glass jewels and jingling dangles. About 3.5 inches from top to bottom, including bales and dangles, and about 3 inches wide. Mixed metals are unpolished and mostly silvery. A bit dark in some places. This little amulet tube does not open. Cute as a button.
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.