Handmade Miao Silver Drop Earrings - 3 Different Styles
The Miao people constitute one of China's largest ethnic minority groups, living in tight-knit communities across Guizhou province. For thousands of years, silver jewelry has played an important role in Miao culture. It serves as dowry, is worn in weddings, and indicates clan membership. Today, highly skilled Miao silversmiths continue to create intricate jewelry with traditional techniques.
Below is attached a link from the Art Institute of Chicago published in 2016 and presented in support of the exhibition "Vanishing Beauty: Asian Jewelry and Ritual Objects from the Barbara and David Kipper Collection."