27 vintage Kuchi links / pendants / buttons with two loops. These pieces are used between a piece of jewelry, cothing or accessories and its jingling dangles or other decorative elements to add length and detail. Some of these have only the two soldered loops for sewing or linking. But others have button shanks on the back and can either be sewn to your DIY project or strung on cord. At one time these tribal findings adorned tribal jewelry or clothing, accessories or perhaps even animal trappings.
In tribal life, vintage components and findings are often reused and repurposed to add adornment to new clothing, jewelry and accessory pieces. They also adorn animals and objects that the owner wishes to keep safe from evil influences. As the 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 Including Bales: From 1-1/2 to 1/-3/4 inches
Width (Side to Side): 5/8 inch to 1 inch across
Materials: Mixed base metals, nickel silver
Metal Color: Silvery to brassy, slightly tarnished
Metal Finish: Unpolished
Attachment: Loops on each side. Some have button shanks.
All pieces are different, none are completely matching.
Some of these links have small glass or plastic jewels.
Please check photos carefully for condition. You will receive the exact piece(s) shown in the photos on this page. These are used tribal 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 that should not be considered defects, but add character and authenticity to tribal items.
A NOTE ON THE CONDITION OF TRIBAL ITEMS: Our tibal components are used pieces from from faraway lands. As used pieces they may 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. 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, and especially polishing, 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!