Vintage Kuchi coin pendant with long dangles and red glass jewel.
Length: About 6 inches
Width: 1.75 inches
Materials: Mixed metals
Metal Color: Silvery to very slightly brassy
Jewel Color: Red
Attachment: Bale at the top
Hollow heart dangles. One of these is crushed.
Kuchi coin long dangle pendant built on a large tribal coin. About 6 inches from top to bottom, including bale and dangles, and about 1.75 inch wide. Mixed metals are silvery to very slightly brassy in color. Red glass jewel. Hollow heart dangles make a very nice jingle. Nice small penant for a bra center or use on accessory projects.
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.