Miao Large Tribal Spiked Cuff - Tribal Belly Dance Jewelry - Chinese Minorities Hmong Jewelry for Dance Costuming

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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$60.00
Item No: JBC0152
Country of Origin: China
Materials: Silver Alloy - 60% Silver
Qty in Stock: 7
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Beautifully designed Miao spiked cuff bracelet with wirework and granulation detail.

Width: 2 Inches
Inner Circumference: Adjustable - from about 7 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
Closure:  Opening in the back
Spikes:  Spikes are hollow and will often have small dents or flat places on them.  

Price listed is for a SINGLE cuff bracelet.

These large spiked cuff bracelets are made from a silver alloy and decorated with wirework and large granulation around tall spikes.  Spikes sit up about 7/8 of an inch above the band.  Can be adjusted to fit from about 7 inches up to 9 inches around or perhaps a bit more.  Silver content is around 60%.  These are fairly lightweight even though they look heavy.  The spikes are hollow and there are cutout spaces that are incorporated into the design that keep the weight at a reasonable level.  Handmade in China by Miao craftsmen.  These cuffs have HOLLOW SPIKES and will often have small dents or flat places on the spikes.    

Price listed is for a SINGLE cuff bracelet.  

The Miao are an ethnic group belonging to South China and are recognized by the government of China as one of the 55 official minority groups. Miao is a Chinese term and does not reflect the self-designations of the component groups of people, which include (with some variant spellings) Hmong, Hmu, Xong (Qo-Xiong), and A-Hmao.  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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