Antique Hmong Silver Soul Lock Pendant ETJ85

For centuries, silver soul lock pendants have been worn by the Hmong to keep the restless soul from taking flight from the body until the appropriate time has come. This soul lock pendant is made of solid high grade silver and is engraved with a traditional Hmong flower motif. It retains its aged patina but if desired could be polished to a high shine.

The Hmong are an interesting mountain dwelling people found throughout SE Asia and southern China and are renowned for their silversmith skills and unique designs. They were the first hill tribe group to successfully cultivate opium.

Width: 4cm, 1.57 in
Height: 3.6cm, 1.4 in
Weight: 10 grams / 0.35
Period: Mid 20th century

Reference: Paul & Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle p.54

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