Antique Hmong Silver Torque ETJ122

This is a particularly substantial antique Hmong neck band or torque, made from solid cast high grade silver weighing 126 grams / 4.44 oz. From the late 19th century, it is a traditional Hmong design with graceful curves and incised decoration at the turned down ends, bearing a simple flower motif. The incised decoration has been worn smooth over time.

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The Hmong, an ethic minority found throughout SE Asia and southern China, are well known for their impressive silversmith skills and unique designs.

Characteristics
Diameter at widest point: 19cm, 7.4 in
Height: 17cm, 6.7 in
Distance at opening: 6.5cm, 2.6 in (flexible)
Weight: 126 grams
Period: 19thC

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