Made by Khun Yao from Thailand, three beaded strands of high purity Karen Hill Tribe silver (92.5-99.9% purity) support a number of Asian inspired trinkets including swirl symbols and baby elephant charms. Each piece is embellished with oxidized contrasts and highly detailed engravings. A timeless style for everyday outfits for women and young girls of all ages!
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.
|Size:||7 inches long|
|Material:||Genuine Karen Tribal Silver (between 92.5% and 99.9% pure silver)|
|Style:||Fashion, hill tribal, handmade, elephant, om|
|Elephant Measurements:||14 mm (0.55 in) wide x 9 mm (0.35 in) long|
|Trademark:||No hallmark, hand made, hand-hammered by a Karen craftsman|
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