Hmong Silver Soul Lock Pendant ETJ170


From the Hmong of Vietnam, this beautiful 19thC soul lock pendant comes from Nghe An in Vietnam, near the Laos border. Soul lock pendants of this size and age are very rare nowadays.

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For centuries, 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 inscribed with a traditional Hmong design.

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

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


Width: 7.5cm, 3 in
Height: 4.9cm, 2 in
Weight: 40 grams / 1.14 oz
Hill Tribe: Hmong
Provenance: Nghe An, Vietnam


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