The Hmong are a colorful hill tribe people whose homeland is in the mountainous regions of southern China. Hmong living in Laos number around 200,000 and are divided into four sub-groups; the White Hmong, Striped Hmong, Red and Black Hmong. They are renowned for their enviable silversmith skills and unique designs.
We acquired these earrings in Laos where the availability of antique tribal silver jewelry is rapidly declining.
Height: 5.5cm, 2 in
Width: 5.6cm, 2.2 in
Weight: 22 grams / 0.8 oz
Period: Early 20th century
Provenance: Northern Laos
Reference: Paul & Elaine Lewis, Peoples of the Golden Triangle p.60