THAI HILL TRIBE SILVER
97% PURE SILVER
A PAIR OF GRACEFUL LONG FEATHER (OR LEAF?!) PENDANTS
- Okay, we can't agree whether these are feathers or leaves! Either way, these lovely long real silver pendants are perfect for earrings and necklaces. Each is a wonderful 3 dimensional sculpture of a feather in 97% pure silver, crafted by hand. Detailed on front and back. One side of leaf is slightly more matte in finish than the other. Front and back are not identical, see photo.
- Measurements: Approximately 45mm in length including soldered ring at the top, 2mm thick at the center.
- Quantity: 2 Hill Tribe Silver Graceful Feather Pendants.
ABOUT THE HILL TRIBES OF THAILAND:
There are many semi-nomadic Hill Tribes that live in the highlands of northen Thailand, some of them roaming freely back and forth across the borders of Burma and Laos. The hill tribe people regard silver as currency and an indication of wealth and status of the family of the wearer. Jewelry is normally made from silver, most melted down from Indian and Burmese silver coins. Hill tribe members, especially women, wear every item of silver they possess, all the time. Their profusion of ornaments may include heavy silver belts and bracelets, headdresses composed of silver coins, huge earrings, and necklaces hung with such useful implements as toothpicks, scissors, and tweezers, also made of silver. Silver also has a religious significance and is thought to protect the wearer against evil spirits. Great time and imagination is invested in the production of these articles within each family, as they represent status and express pride.