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* One piece ONLY, a rare art collectible - Artistically handcrafted and hand-decorated with rare piece of Miao Antique Embroidery Costume by Miao lady artisans *
* Miao Silver – Top Quality, Safer Skin Contact *
* 100% HANDMADE, NOT FACTORY MASS PRODUCED *
* A unique chance to help our social mission to improve the livelihood of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserve their cultural heritage! *
This captivating necklace awakens your natural charm with its animal-like filigree design and lively pendants, meticulously hand crafted in Miao silver alloy. Instead of the usual gemstone, this authentically ethnic ornament is rarely embellished with an embroidery cameo, retrieved from a traditional 50-years-old Miao Costume. The typically vivid totemic design of Miao textile art featuring stylised flowers, spirals and geometries comes in vibrant colour clashes to give off your true self. Wear it with a plain colour sleeveless dress to valorise your neckline. Mix it up with other ethno-accessories and a jeans jacket to animate your casual style.
Each unique piece is created by the Miao lady artists of Guizhou Province in Southwest China. Starting millennials ago as a way to carry their wealth throughout their nomadic journeys, silver jewellery tradition has developed over time with a variety of sophisticated techniques and intricate lively patterns largely inspired by tribal embroidery design. A way to symbolise a family social status, Miao people created silver jewels out of silver coins they saved from working. Since the 1950s, the Chinese government has been providing Miao people with silver supplies to foster the sustainable continuation of this immensely rich tradition.
Miao embroidery art is a womanly tradition including 14+ techniques developed since 5,000 years and worldly sought after by Museum and private collectors for its cultural value and increasingly rare beauty. Used as a language to record their ancestral history, Miao women learn how to embroider since the age of 6. The abstract design is highly symbolic, representing life, nature, and wishes for good luck.
In 2006 the Chinese Government aligned with UNESCO enlisted Miao textiles and silver carved art in the national Intangible Cultural Heritage for its contribution to cultural diversity and human creativity.
Weight: 20 g
Measurement: 2.0 x 2.8”
Material: Miao Silver (Alloy of Silver and White Brass) and Miao Antique Embroidery Pieces
With this purchase you are contributing to our great cause! Interact China is a social enterprise committed to the mission of improving the quality of life of marginalised ethnic minorities and preserving their cultural heritage by promoting their products worldwide. We travel around China and Southeast Asia to work directly with the local artisans and bring their beautiful handicrafts directly at your door. A big thank you for supporting us!