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.

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

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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