Yao

Chaing Mai TH

Since June 19, 2015

The Yao originally come from Southern China. From the late 1800s to the early 19th century, the Yao migrated into Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. The Yao are the only hill tribe to have a written language. In Thailand Yao settlements can be found in the Northern provinces where the climate is cooler because of the mountainous terrain and forest areas. The silversmiths of the Yao hill tribe are renowned for their impressive skill. The intricate silver designs began as unique facets to the clothing of each member of the Yao family. Recently, many Yao silversmiths have begun to design more mainstream jewelry which appeal to a larger mass. This allows them to support the tribe while maintaining the legacy and rich cultural heritage from the past.

My Items
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Twin Dragon Hill Tribe Silver Bracelet

  • $98.99
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Thai Mountain Elephant Disc Thai Handmade Silver Dangle Earrings

  • $34.99
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Morning Leaf Hilltribe Flower Pod Hammered Silver Dangle Earrings

  • $29.79
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Hammered Donut Circle Yao Hill Tribe Silver Dangle Hoop Earrings

  • $39.99
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Teardrop Intricate Edged Flower Vine Thai Karen Handmade Silver Dangle Earrings

  • $28.99
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Thai Hill Tribal Graphic Curl Pierced Hook Hoop Dangle Silver Earrings

  • $24.99
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Tribal Hoop Coil Spiral Pierce Hammered Thai Hill Tribe Silver Earrings

  • $30.99
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Mesmarizing Celtic Funnel Pearl Pod Drop Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings

  • $34.99
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Tribal Tracery Floral Ball Handmade Silver Dangle Circle Dangle Earrings

  • $19.99
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Contempo Textured Line Basket Hoop Karen Handmade Tribal Silver Earrings

  • $46.99
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Traditional Style Trio of Majestic Elephants Sterling Silver Wrap Ring

  • $34.99
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Handmade Thai Hill Tribal Engraved Sunflower Silver Statement Dangle Earrings

  • $44.99
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Floating Freedom Dandelion Hill Tribe Fine Silver Post Earrings

  • $19.99
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Flower Trimmed Bee Hive Ball Drop Karen Hill Tribe Silver Dangle Earrings

  • $24.79
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Flower Pod Disc Thai Hill Tribe Silver Dangle Earrings

  • $19.99
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Hilltribe Statement Textured Discs Chandelier Fine Silver Dangle Earrings

  • $39.99
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Hilltribe Handmade Spiral Print Basket Hoop Lock Silver Earrings

  • $27.95
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Boho Tribal Swirls Flat Circle Statement Hoop Lock Thai Tribe Silver Earrings

  • $29.99
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Maze Spiral Rolled Pierce Hook Hoop Hill Tribe Silver Earrings

  • $29.99
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Hammered Mermaid Tail Spiral Thai Hill Tribe Silver Hook Earrings

  • $39.99
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Thai Tribal Hammered Mermaid Tail Swirl 50mm Hoop Silver Earrings

  • $33.99
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Leaf Wrap Thai Karen Hill Tribe Adjustable Silver Ring

  • $30.39
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Statement Sticks and Spikes Thai Karen Silver Attention Necklace

  • $179.99
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Exotic Elephant Swirl Hill Tribe Triple Strand Silver Bracelet

  • $54.99