Belts – Kuchi
The Kuchi are nomadic Afghan herdsmen. Their belts have been adopted as a signature piece by American Tribal Style dancers.
There are still hundreds of thousands of Kuchi people living a nomadic lifestyle across Afghanistan - and I was amazed recently to read an article by an Afghani, saying that the growth of ATS in the West has actually created a mini-boom amongst their artisans, producing Kuchi jewelry and belts for the Tribal belly dance community in the West! You can help support them by ensuring you buy genuine belts from Afghanistan.