Amazing vintage Balochi necklace with lots of colorful foil-backed glass jewels. This necklace is sure to be a standout piece for your tribal belly dance costuming.
Length: About 31 inches, but can be adjusted shorter by hooking into any of the chain links
Materials: Mixed Metals, Glass Jewels
Metal Color: Slightly Brassy
Closure: Hook and Ring
Colors: Mostly reds, blues, some green and pink
I'm not sure where to start describing this amazing piece! Center pendant is awash in foil-backed glass jewels and has five dangles including three jewel coin dangles. The two side "bands" on this piece are composed of five metal peices with glass jewels and lots of small bells along each side. They look a bit like a small Kuchi choker and are linked in a similar fashion. This necklace hooks to close and can be adjusted from about 31 inches all the way down to about 25.5 inches, and could be even smaller if you wanted to make the chain shorter or perhaps remove it altogether.
The center pendant on this necklace is 3 inches wide and about 3.25 inches long. The linked metal side bands are about 8.5 inches long and are about 1.75 inches wide, including bells. This piece is perfect as it is, but I can't help thinking that this might be a fantastic piece to take apart and use the side bands as gorgeous and very tribal arm bands! The center pendant could always be used for another project such as a necklace or to add to the center of a costuming bra. This piece is in very good condition.
Balochistan, is one of the four provinces of Pakistan. It is the largest province in terms of land area, forming the southwestern region of the country. Its provincial capital and largest city is Quetta. Traditionally, the women wore durr (earrings), pulu and pulluk (nose rings), har or touk (necklace and bracelets), mundrik (rings for fingers and toes), and bazuband or bahink (armlets). Ornaments of various kinds were fixed on the heir including choti-pull, moudi, which are fixed on the hair near the back, and tall which was added to make the hair appear long.