Kuchi Choker - Vintage Tribal Choker - Amazing Kuchi Glass Jewel and Coin Belly Dance Choker - Tribal Dance Kuchi Jewelry

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Item No: JNK0137
Country of Origin: Pakistan / Afghanistan
Materials: Mixed Metals, Glass Jewels, Fabric Backing, Glass Beads, Yarn Poms
Qty in Stock: 1


Vintage Kuchi choker with long dangles, colorful jewels, beading and poms.   

Length:  11.5 inches end to end, not including ties
Pendants length:  About 5 inches
Choker band is about 1.5 inches wide
Materials:  mixed metals, coin metal, glass jewels, yarn poms
Finish:  Polished
Metal Color:  Silvery to Slightly Brassy
Closure:  Cord Ties
Backing:  Fabric

Kuchi vintage choker in traditional style with long elaborate dangles and glass jewels.  Length is 11.5 inches without ties.  Linked choker band is about 1.5 inches wide, dangles are about 4.5 inches long and feature matching connectors, S-hooks and coins with glass jewels.  This choker is lined with fabric for a more comfortable fit.  A bit of beading adorns the top edge.  Ties to close at any length you need.  These chokers have been worn for centuries and were incorporated into the original tribal belly dance costuming set.    

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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