Sunday, December 26, 2010

Your Kuchi Ain't Shit


These lovely pieces of art are made with genuine polished Moose poo. If Moose poo isn't your thing they've got some really awesome cameos (particularly the butterflies,) brooches, and tons of other crazy, cool, and dead stuff at Where on Earth.

If only I'd found this site before Christmas.

~N

Now: recovering from Christmas holiday.

UPDATED: KNOW YOUR ROOTS
To answer a question from Gypsy, "What is Kuchi?"
Kuchis (from the Persian word Koch meaning "migration"), are Afghan Pashtun nomads, primarily from the Ghilzai, Kakar, Lodi, Ahmadzai as well as some Durrani tribes, but occasionally there may also be some Baloch people among them.[1] In the local native Pashto language the term is Kochian. - Kuchi people From Wikipedia.org
Rachel Brice
Kuchi jewelry is made and worn by the Kuchi people of Afghanistan. It is most popularly worn by American Tribal Style and other Tribal Fusion dancers and most famously worn on The Indigo's Rachel Brice.

As for the Moose Poo jewelry, it is NOT Kuchi. It's just funny and weird. But it does oddly resemble a piece of Kuchi jewelry nonetheless.

2 comments:

harleygypsy2003 said...

COULD YOU TELL A BIT MORE ON HISTORY OF PIECE, ORIGINS, WHY MOOSE POO AND TO US LEARNING TERMINOLOGY,ENLIGHTEN YOUR FRIND ,GYPSY,"WHAT THE HECK IS A "KUCHI"? THE ONLY STUPID ? IS ONE I DIDN'T ASK,RIGHT. OK, PLEASE DON'T LAUGH, I AM LEARNIN LOTS OF DANCE, BUT SANTA FORGOT THE BOOK ON JEWELRY. WISHIN U A HAPPY, BREAKOUT FREE,PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR,BUMFUZZLED N AZ .

The Blue Faerie said...

Okay. Phew. For a second I thought I wouldn't be able to watch a Rachel Brice performance without giggling. :) I wonder if I have some Kuchi inspired pieces. Now I'll have to go through my dance jewelry and see.