Hmong neck ring from SE China 2019-09-03T11:40:26+00:00

Project Description

Hmong/Miao neck ring

Hmong silver neck ring, worn by this ethnic minority living in the hills of SE China. Made of high grade silver and enamel.

This neck ring have a spirit lock suspended from it. Spirit locks are believed to lock the spirit or soul into the body in case of illness or accident, thereby providing the wearer with powerful protection against physical harm.

From the begining of XXth Century.

Dimensions:

Total length (without wool): 36 cm (14,17 in)
Size of the neck ring: 19,5 x 20 cm  (7,68 x 7,87 in)
Size of the soul lock pendant: 4,5 x 6 cm (1,81 x 2,36 in)
Weight: 270,4 gr.

References:

“Peoples of the golden triangle”, Lewin, Paul and Elaine, River Books, Bangkok
“Colliers ethniques d’Afrique d’Asie, d’Océanie et d’Amérique”, Leurquin, Anne, Skira, 2003
“The jewelry of Southeast Asia”, Richter, Anne, Thames & Hudson, 2000
“De kracht van Zilver. Etnische sieraden uit de collectie smith hutschenruyter Mols, Luitgard”, Wereld Museum, Rotterdam, 2011

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