New upper arm bands made of Miao silver in a beautiful feather or leaf design.
Size: Adjustable - 11 inch band
Width: Variable from 3/4" at the widest point tapering to a point at the other end
Materials: Miao silver (about 60% silver)
Metal Color: Silvery
Finish: Slightly polished
Details: Chased design and a bit of wirework
Adjustable from very small up to about 11.5 or 12 inches
Price listed is for ONE armband
New upper arm bands made of Miao silver in a beautiful feather/leaf design. Band is 11 inches long and is adjustable from very small up to 11.5 or 12 inches. Elegant and simple design from Miao tribal craftsmen. Miao tribal silver is about 60% purity.
Price listed is for ONE arm band.
The Miao are an ethnic group belonging to South China. Silver jewelry is a well-known traditional craft 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”. A Miao woman used to be 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 a large amount of silver jewelry representing the wealth of the family.