Gorgeous Vintage Afghani Kuchi tribal pendant, with colorful glass inserts and rows of large dangly stamped metal pieces that make a soft swishing sound when you move.
This pendant says 'Look at me" from the vibrant colors to the reflective dangles to the melodious swishing sound.
In good condition overall, with several missing stones. Does not affect wear. The metal is of uncertain origin - jewelers used whatever was available locally - and it has a lovely pale golden color sheen to it.
String it on a leather or colorful thread cord or a beaded chain necklace. Opening of 1/4 in.
Keep in mind that this necklace is handmade and vintage, please check picture closely for more details and general condition. As this is a vintage hand crafted tribal piece, made and worn under rugged mountain and desert conditions, there likely will be imperfections, such as, but not limited to. irregularities, discoloration, uneven coloration or size, missing stones, asymmetry, loss of finish, cracks. These add to the character and individuality of the piece. The beauty of these pieces lie in their unique design and in the lives they have lived. The pieces are original and have not be cleaned, repaired or retouched. If you have questions or would like more detailed photos, please contact me and I will be happy to provide.
The word Kuchi itself is 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, incorporating many different tribes and peoples, but in particular the Pashtoon tribes that wandered the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan. Designs are often centuries old and incorporate influences from India, Central Asia, the Middle East, and former Soviet Republic states. The metal used is often melted down from whatever was available to the jeweler.
Weight 79 gm.
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