Vintage Miao Floral Cuff - XL Tribal Chinese Cuff Bracelet with Granulation and Wirework - Tribal Belly Dance Jewelry Cuff Bracelet

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Item No: JBC0034
Country of Origin: China
Materials: Silver Alloy
Qty in Stock: 1


XL Miao Chinese minority tribal floral cuff bracelet.

Circumference:  Adjustable but currently sized at about 7 inches at the wrist and 8.5 inches at the forearm
Diameter: Adjustable
Width/Length: 4.5 inches (wrist to forearm) 
Materials:  Silver alloy
Metal Color: Silvery but tarnished
Traditional floral design in wirework and granulation.

There is only ONE of these bracelets available.

Beautifully designed extra large/long Miao cuff with applied wirework design and exquisite granulation.  This large cuff bracelet is made from a silver alloy in a traditional floral motif.  This cuff is fairly lightweight  for its size, even though it may look heavy.  They can be shaped to fit the arm and are already tapered to be smaller at the wrist end and larger at the other.  An impressive 4.5 inches long.  Cuffs are 7 inches around.  Can be adjusted to fit from about 7 inches to 8.5 or 9 inches around or perhaps a bit more.  Silver content is around 60%.  Handmade in China.  

Only ONE bracelet available.  

The Miao are a minority ethnic group living in southern China, and are recognized by the Chinese government as one of the 56 official ethnic groups.  The Miao are not a speciifc group, but is the Chinese term for four groups of people which include Hmong, Hmu, Xong, and A-Hmao.  The Miao are generally mountain dwelling peoples and live in Vietnam, Laos, Burma and Thailand in addition to China.  Because the Miao silver producing regions have no natural silver resources, the hardworking Miao people used to melt almost all the silver coins and ingots they earned.  But from the 1950s, the government began to regularly allocate special silver to the Miao people to as a sign of respect for their tradition and customs.  The minority group's silver jewelry is made using traditional techniques passed down from generation to generation. While Miao men also wear jewelry, womens' jewelry is often more delicate and may include crowns, flowers, hair clasps, combs, hair-pins, earrings, ear pendants, chains, locks, massive necklaces, bracelets, bells, etc. It takes more than one hour for a young woman to put the entire kit on and finish her makeup. One set of silver jewelry may weigh more than 10 kilograms (22 pounds).


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