Kuchi Tribal Medallions Gul i Peron - Vintage Beaded Medallions - Tikka Patches - 5 Pair Lot

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Item No: WLD0318
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Materials: Glass Beads, Yarn Poms, Glass Mirrors
Condition: Used
Qty in Stock: 1


Lot of five pair Kuchi beaded medallions called gul i peron or tikka medallions.  These vintage tribal patches from Afghanistan and Pakistan have been removed from clothing or accessories to embellish new items.  Colorful, intricate and easy to add to belly dance costuming, Kuchi medallions are most often made from glass seed beads and sometimes pom poms, bells, mirrors or sequins or other decorative elements.

Because these pieces are handmade, there may be some slight variation in size, shape or pattern.  Medallions are made from glass seed beads (also possibly plastic beads that imitate tiny cowrie shells) and a backing material that can include a cardboard or plastic disc covered in fabric or a backing of felt, which can sometimes be made from animal hair.  Backing material may be quite thick or stiff, or can be thin and flexible.   

Number of Pieces in this Lot:  10 pieces - 5 pair
Shape(s):  Diamond, Heart 
Measurement-Smallest Pair: About 4.25 inches across the longest measurement
Measurement-Largest Pair:  About 6 inches across the longest measurement
Dominant Color(s):  Multi
Decorative Materials Include:  Glass beads, yarn poms and fringe, glass mirrors, metallic thread
Backing Materials May include:  Fabric, felt, cardboard, sheet plastic, sometimes foil
5 Matched Pairs

Please check photos carefully for condition. You will receive the exact pieces shown in the photos on this page. These are USED pieces that have previously adorned tribal clothing, accessories, household goods, animal trappings or other items. As a previously used tribal item it may have small flaws such as loose threads, missing beads, frayed edges, may be faded or worn, or have other small flaws.

A NOTE ON THE CONDITION OF TRIBAL ITEMS: Our tribal beadwork and textile items are used tribal pieces from faraway lands. As used pieces they may be frayed, faded 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!

Afghani beadwork is some of the finest in the world, often with intricate mathematical patterns.  Please be aware that these pieces have been used and reused, often many times, and will show wear in places.  Beadwork can often be repaired simply by running a bit of beading floss through the beads and knotting it securely.  If you have questions about the beadwork pieces we stock, please contact us at info @ redcamel.net.


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