Yao silver chain, SW China or Laos
Old Chinese minority silver chain used on the headdress with filigree work on the pendants and enamel on the round medallions. The chain ends up in two hooks that kept the chain attached to the headdress.
Most probably from the Yao Mien inhabiting SW China and Laos.
The silver is +800 (tested) and has a nice worn patina.
From the first half of the XXth Century.
Length: 84 cm 33,07 in)
Weight: 176 gr
“The Yao”, Pourret, Jess G., River Books, Bangkok, 2002
“The power of headdresses”, Biebuyck D. &Van de Abbele, Leopold II Foundation, 1984
“Peoples of the golden triangle”, Lewin, Paul and Elaine, River Books, Bangkok, 1998
Price: 445,00 €