Miao Tribal Bracelets - Jewelry for Tribal Belly Dance Costuming - Chased Design Open "C" Bracelet

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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$34.00
Item No: JBX0171
Country of Origin: China
Materials: Miao Silver
Qty in Stock: 10
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New Miao "C" shaped cuff bracelet.

Inner Circumference (including gap): 8 Inches
Gap: 1.25 Inches
Inner Diameter: About 3 Inches
Width: About 3/4 of an Inch
Materials:  Miao silver, about 60% silver
Metal Color:  Silvery
Metal Finish:  Unpolished
Chased design.

This listing is for ONE bracelet.

Traditional Balochi  "C" bracelets with chased (punched) design and raised details.  Rigid cuff design in horseshoe shape in Miao silver.   Total inner circumference is 8 inches, including the opening.  Opening is about 1.25 inches wide.  Inner diameter is 3 inches.  These bracelets look beautiful stacked together or mix it up with different styles.  Newly made bracelet by Miao craftsmen.

This listing is for ONE 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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