Miao Tribal Bracelet - Modern Open "C" Bracelet - SINGLE - Jewelry for Tribal Belly Dance Costuming

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Item No: JBX0172
Country of Origin: China
Materials: Miao Silver
Qty in Stock: 2

New Miao "C" shaped cuff bracelet.

Inner Circumference (including gap):  About 7 Inches
Gap: About 1-3/8 Inches
Inner Diameter: About 2.5 Inches
Width: A little over 3/4 of an Inch
Materials:  Miao silver, about 60% silver
Metal Color:  Silvery
Metal Finish:  Unpolished, but fairly shiny
This modern design is based on a traditional Asian "water dragon" design.  

Price listed is for ONE bracelet.

New Miao C-shaped bracelets with a smooth finish, a bit of wirework and large round granulations added to each end.  The width of this bracelet is shaped into a V, which makes it stand up from the arm in a striking design.  Rigid shape can be adjusted a bit to make it smaller or larger.   These bracelets were a bit difficult to measure, but the total inner circumference is about 7 inches, including the opening.  Opening is about 1-3/8 inches wide.  Inner diameter is about 2.5 inches.  These bracelets look striking when stacked together.  Newly made bracelet by Miao craftsmen.

PLEASE NOTE:  These bracelets are shaped differently than most of the C-shape bacelets.  They are more of a round shape instead of a flattened oval.  This makes them fit differently than most of the rigid C bracelets.  They can be adjusted, but it must be done carefully to maintain the integrity of the V-shaped structure.  These would fit better on a larger, rounder wrist.  

Price listed 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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