Miao Spiral Design Cuff - Tribal Belly Dance Jewelry - Chinese Minorities Hmong Jewelry for Dance Costuming - Wirework and Granulation

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Item No: JBC0153
Country of Origin: China
Materials: Silver Alloy - 60% Silver
Qty in Stock: 4


Spiral design Miao cuff bracelet in wirework and large granulation detail.

Width: 1.5 Inches at the center
Inner Circumference: Adjustable - from about 7.25 inches up to 9 inches or a little more.
Inner Diameter:  Adjustable
Materials: Silver Alloy - about 60% silver
Metal Color:  Silvery, White Metal
Finish:  Polished, shiny
Closure:  Opening in the back

Price listed is for a SINGLE bracelet.

Traditional spiral design cuff bracelets are made from a silver alloy in a seriese of graduated circular plates made from wirework with large silver ball in the center.  The plates are layered end to end to form the bracelet band which can be adjusted to fit from about 7.25 inches up to 9 inches around or perhaps a bit more.  Silver content is around 60%.  Metal color looks like sterling, and will tarnish with time.  Fairly lightweight and easy to adjust.  Handmade in China by Miao craftsmen.  

Price listed is for a SINGLE cuff bracelet. 

The Miao are an ethnic group belonging to South China.  Silver jewelry is a well-known craftwork of the Miao people.  Apart from being a cultural tradition, it also symbolises the wealth of Miao women.  As a Miao saying goes, “decorated with no silver or embroidery, a girl is not a girl”, Miao women are occasionally defined by the amount of silver jewelry she wears or owns.  It is especially important to wear heavy and intricate silver headdresses and jewelry during significant occasions and festivals, notably during weddings, funerals and springtime celebration.  Silver jewelry is an essential element of Miao marriages, particularly to the bride.  Miao families would begin saving silver jewellery for the girls at an early age, wishing their daughters could marry well with the large amount of silver jewelry representing the wealth of the family.


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