Plao Hmong earrings

$20

Destination:

These earrings were made in the little village of Lao chai

Details and dimensions:

Size: 3cm diameter

Details: Aluminium

Made by:

Most earrings are made by men of the village, unfortunately I have not been able to meet someone who makes these earrings yet, but I am hoping to meet someone soon.

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Description

Traditionally Hmong jewellery was all made in silver. The Hmong peoples love of silver and silver work is widely known and admired. The increase of tourism has lead to many Hmong silversmiths to make their jewellery in aluminium and other metals. Men are usually responsible for making all of the jewellery in Hmong culture. All Hmong men, women and children wear silver neck rings, at least on special occasions. When a child is named in Hmong culture they are given a silver neck ring to assert that the baby belongs to the human world. To the Hmong, silver symbolises not just wealth but an essence of a good life.

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