This is a gorgeous Miao Hmong Silver Etched Earrings with Intricate and Detail Coil Work from the Miao Hmong Hill Tribes People of Southeast Asia. The Miao are an ethnic minority group of people in China. They inhabit mainly the southwest region of the country. Miao silver is not pure silver, but an alloy of silver, copper and nickel. It’s a traditional material for making jewelry by craftsmen of Miao Hmong ethnic tribe. The percentage of silver is about 60%. Miao Hmong silver jewelry is distinctive for its design, style and craftsmanship. Miao Hmong silver jewelry is completely handmade with decorative patterns. Miao Hmong people think silver accessories have spirits. Miao silver often more expensive than 925 silver, mainly because the Miao silver workmanship is very exquisite, and its value is mainly reflected in art. Silver ornaments have been an important part of the Miao culture for over 400 years where it is customary for Miao women to adorn themselves for festivals and celebrations and especially for their wedding day. Miao families begin collecting silver jewelry for their daughters as infants, keeping it in a special wooden box in anticipation of her wedding day, when she displays her finery for the whole village. A wedding costume often includes several of exquisitely fashioned silver necklace, earrings and bracelets that represents beauty, wealth and dignity and is believed to ward off evil. The jewelry is passed down from generation to generation. This is a beautiful piece of Miao Culture. This beautiful Etched Silver pair of earrings would be a wonderful addition to your collection, home or to simply treasure for yourself.
Shows some age, the earrings are heavy, but in good condition. Hard to find and Museum Quality
COMES ON STAND
Earrings on Stand
8" tall Right Earring
9" tall Left Earring
6 1/4" long
3 1/2" wide at Top
1 1/2" at Bottom
1 1/2" round
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