Traditional braidwork design Miao cuff bracelet.
Width: 1-7/8 inches
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
Closure: Opening in the back
Price listed is for a SINGLE bracelet.
Traditional braidwork design cuff bracelet made from a silver alloy. Braided silver alloy lays in rows around the wrist in a slightly bowed shape. The ends near the opening are covered in a smooth plaque. Adjustable from about 7.25 inches up to 9 inches or a little more. Silver content is around 60%. Metal color looks like silver, 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.