Mihoshi Necklace

Mihoshi is a Japanese name that means “Beautiful Star” and personifies this Kuchi pendant necklace perfectly.

The dazzling Kuchi pendant features colourful pieces of red, green and blue glass set in raised bezel settings within the body of the pendant. Floral and star shaped metal sheet and blue seed beads create additional layers of detail to this enchanting pendant. It fans out into a ravishing piece, displaying ornate “ghungru” style dangles, making this adornment particularly flamboyant. These decorative dangles are believed to attract the eye and also ward off evil spirits.

This pendant was sourced from a trader who acquired it from Waziristan and it is likely to have been created by one of the nomadic tribes that wandered the border areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan, along ancient routes between the seasons, moving down from the mountains in the winter and back to their homes in the summer.

The word Kuchi itself is derived from a Persian word meaning migration, in relation to nomads or gypsies, and does not describe a particular group or people, but rather a state of being. Many different peoples or tribes from these areas have been classified as Kuchi but the original migratory nomads of this area are the Pashtoon.

Striking red Jade and antique Ethiopian silver beads anchor the pendant. Jade is a symbol of serenity and purity.  It is said to promote love, courage, justice and wisdom, and is believed to be an emotional balancer. It is thought to release negative thoughts and to soothe the mind. Jade is a protective stone, believed to protect the wearer from harm and to attract good luck, friendship and harmony. It is also regarded as a “dream stone” and said to stimulate ideas and bring insightful dreams. Indeed, it encourages you to become who you really are! It is mined from numerous places around the world including China, other parts of Asia, Latin America and New Zealand.

This spectacular Kuchi pendant necklace is finished with a handmade sterling silver clasp, chain and SHIKHAZURI bead.

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Product Details

This stunning Kuchi pendant necklace creates a contemporary tribal statement by combining the following elements:

  • A striking fan shaped Kuchi pendant
  • Red Jade beads from China
  • Antique Ethiopian silver
  • A handmade sterling silver clasp, chain and SHIKHAZURI logo bead
  • Length: 49cm including clasp, with 8cm chain extension to enable necklace length to be adjusted
  • Pendant height: 8cm; width: 11cm at the widest point

The components are personally sourced by Shikha during her travels around the world and this statement necklace is assembled in her home studio in Kenya.

FREE worldwide shipping, protective packaging and a beautiful handmade banana leaf jewellery box lined with Maasai shuka and Kenya kanga fabric is included, as well as a personally signed card by Shikha with the story behind this piece.