Antique Hmong Silver Earrings ETJ56

These antique tribal silver earrings are from a Hmong village in the mountains of northern Laos. They are made from solid high grade silver formed into a distinctly Hmong design, incised with a simple motif. This pair is unusually large.

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

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