Tribal Coins on Cord with Beadwork - Vintage Kuchi Coins - 32 Large Coins - Belly Dance DIY Coins

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Now: $21.00
Item No: DMC0471
Country of Origin: Pakistan
Materials: Mixed Metals, Fabric, Glass Beads, Metallic Thread
Condition: Used
Qty in Stock: 1


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Long thread-wrapped cord with yellow beading contains 32 large tribal coins with decorative bales. 17 of these coins have glass jewels! The cord on this piece is wrapped with metallic thread and there is a bit of yellow beadwork along the top edge and some covering the cord in places.  One of the coins has become separated from the cord at a place where it looks like the cord has been cut, but you will receive the coin with this piece. You could use this piece as it is, cut it in half and use part of it as is and use the rest of the coins for other projects, or take it completely apart and use the coins anywhere you wish!  

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!

Number of Coins: 32
Coin Size: At least 1 inch across, many are larger
Attachment: Soldered Loops
Cord/Beadwork Length:  32 inches
Bead Color:  Yellow
Materials: Mixed metals, glass beads, rolled fabric, metallic thread
Metal Color:  Coins are silvery
Metal Finish:  Unpolished, tarnished
Coin Shape: Round
This is a long piece at 32 inches.  
There are two places where it appears that the cord holding the coins has been cut.  Both these places once contained a coin that has become separated from the cord. I have one of the coins and it could be put back on the cord and the cord sewn together to hold it in place.
The zigzag beadwork covers only half of this peice. Beadwork along the top edge is intact.  
17 jewel coins in total.  These are large and pretty with nice glass jewels.

You will receive the exact piece(s) shown in the photos on this page. Please check photos carefully for condition. 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 tribal 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 polishing 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!

Tips for using DIY tribal coins:
Attaching coins can be as simple as sewing one coin in place by stitching through the soldered loop or hole. You can attach coins that are already strung onto bands by stitching through the woven band or around the cord. You can also make your own bands out of braided yarn (matching colors this way is easy). Coins on beadwork bands are fairly easy to attach by sewing between the glass beads although sometimes the backing for beadwork can be a bit tough. To remove coins from woven bands or cord, cut through the band/cord. Don't try to pull them off the cord. This may break the weld on the bale.


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