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Embellished Hmong Silver Necklace

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Destination: Hanoi, Vietnam

If you’re looking for a piece of statement jewelry, this necklace might be it. Hand-crafted by the much-admired silversmiths of the Hmong, this traditional necklace, with heavy chains and lock-shaped pendants, is deeply rooted in tribal folklore. It is thought that once upon a time the Hmong were enslaved by the Chinese and forced to wear large circular locks around their necks. After they won independence, they designed these necklaces in remembrance of their hardships. Today the lock pendants are used in spirit-calling ceremonies to ‘lock’ the wearer’s soul into his or her body.


The Hmong tribe are thought to have originated in central Asia, the area of present-day Mongolia. Having settled in southern China, the Hmong rebelled against government persecution in the 1800s and migrated into t... Read More

Details and Dimensions

15.5" L, 8" diameter 

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