Kuchi tribal necklace, wrapped with red glass seed beads with a few small jewels on eight large vintage coin pendants. Coin necklaces have been around since the development of coins as a monetary exchange - an easy and portable way to carry your wealth. This one is made from matching coins and embellished with a seed bead-wrapped cord. This necklace is not super old, but is traditional and a lovely way to keep that pesky evil eye at bay!
In tribal life, vintage components and findings are often reused and repurposed to add adornment to new clothing, jewelry and accessory pieces. You can also find them on animal trappings and objects that the owner wishes to keep safe from evil influences. As the embellished item wears and eventually becomes unusable, the pieces that can be saved are repurposed to embellish a newer item. Think of them as the original recycling!
Length: 22 inches
Materials: Mixed metals, glass jewels and beads, cord/yarn
Metal Color: Silvery, tarnished
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Bead Colors: Red
Jewel Colors: Red, blue, green
Coin Size: 1-1/8 to 1/38 inch across
Closure: Button and loop
Lovely traditional coin necklace in good condition.
This piece is fairly new.
Please check photos carefully for condition. You will receive the exact piece(s) shown in the photos on this page. This is a USED piece that has been previously worn in country. As a previously used tribal item it may have small flaws such as loose or missing jewels, missing bells, obvious repairs, may be tarnished or worn, or have other small flaws.
A NOTE ON THE CONDITION OF TRIBAL ITEMS: Our jewelry is used tribal jewelry, from faraway lands. As used pieces our items will be tarnished or otherwise reflect their prior lives as treasured tribal pieces. Please know that we strive to maintain the tribal allure of our items and therefore we do not clean or repair these pieces in any way. We leave that choice to the buyer, as each may prefer something different. This not only maintains the old, tribal look of each piece that our belly dance customers seek, but also preserves the value of a piece that cleaning might destroy.
We do our best to describe any flaws that may be present, and we encourage you to read the full description and look at all photos closely to judge the condition of the item for yourself and know exactly what you are ordering. If you have questions about the condition of any item, please ask!