Exceptional vintage Kuchi trapezoid-shaped pendant.
Length: About 6.25 inches (includes bales and dangles)
Width: About 3.25 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Slightly brassy, slightly tarnished
Attachment: Bales at the top
Very nice Kuchi trapezoid-shaped dangle pendant with glass jewels and jingling bells. About 6.25 inches from top to bottom, including bales and bells, and about 3.25 inches wide. Mixed metals are slightly brassy and unpolished. Add tribal detailing to costuming and accessory projects with Kuchi pendants.
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, and does not describe a particular group or people, but rather a state of being.