CULTURE TO WEAR.
Size: 70cm x 40cm
each of the 3 Metall Plates with the Bells is 8 x 8cm
Including the original Mirror and Tiny Purch (sometimes also a comb)
For us personally this is a piece to melt into the WELTENSEELE.
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.
Kuchi jewelry, like the jewelry of India and other tribal places and peoples, often incorporates jewels of transparent colored glass set in with beeswax and backed with foil to reflect light in every shade of the rainbow. Shining mirrors, metallic thread, colorful beads, pom poms, cloves and other fragrant materials, bright fabrics and thousands of different kinds of dangles and bells also serve to attract the eye and ward off evil spirits.
Handpicked in Mohammad`s Treasures Shop in Chiang Mai (North Thailand), an Afghanian in Exil trading with an amazing selection of vintage Kuchi jewellery & embroidery among raw gemstones.
Do we have to mention that this is a ONE OF a kind piece? (just like you!)
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