Miao Bangle Bracelet - Slim Dragon Bangle - Hmong Tribal Makara Water Dragon Bracelet - Belly Dance Bracelet

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Item No: JBB0027
Country of Origin: China
Materials: Silver Alloy - 60% Silver
Condition: New
Qty in Stock: 5


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New Miao slim open bangle bracelet made from a silver alloy with dragon heads at each end.  Dragon heads are found across Asia and are best know as the Sanskrit "Makara" or water dragon, the source of all existence.   Adjustable bangles are slim and easy to wear.  Look great in a stack with other bangles.  Currently bangles are set at about 7.75 inches inner circumference and slip over the hand to wear.  Adjust up or down in size as needed.  Silver content is around 60%.  Metal color looks like sterling, and will tarnish with time.  Fairly lightweight.  Handmade in China by Miao craftsmen.  

The Hmong are an ethnic Miao group belonging to South China.  Silver jewelry is a well-known craftwork of the Miao people.  Apart from being a cultural tradition, it also symbolises the wealth of Miao women.  As a Miao saying goes, “decorated with no silver or embroidery, a girl is not a girl”, Miao women are occasionally defined by the amount of silver jewelry she wears or owns.  It is especially important to wear heavy and intricate silver headdresses and jewelry during significant occasions and festivals, notably during weddings, funerals and springtime celebration.  Silver jewelry is an essential element of Miao marriages, particularly to the bride.  Miao families would begin saving silver jewellery for the girls at an early age, wishing their daughters could marry well with the large amount of silver jewelry representing the wealth of the family.

Width:  Very slim at 1/8 inch for the band and about 1/4 inch for the dragon heads
Band Length:  About 7 inches from one dragon head to the other
Inner Circumference:  Adjustable
Inner Diameter:  Adjustable
Materials: Silver Alloy - about 60% silver
Metal Color:  Silvery, White Metal
Finish:  Soft shine
Closure:  None, slips onto the hand
This bangle can be adjusted from about 7 inches around up to 8 or 8.5 inches.

Price listed is for ONE bangle bracelet.

Please check photos carefully for condition. You will receive the exact piece(s) shown in the photos on this page. This is a new piece that has been brought to you from Hmong craftsmen in China. Although it is "new" and not previously owned, it may have traveled through many hands to reach you.

A NOTE ON THE CONDITION OF TRIBAL ITEMS: Our new jewelry is tribal jewelry or newly made jewelry from tribal craftsmen in faraway lands. The condition of our items will reflect their prior travels through many hands before arriving at The Red Camel. Even with new pieces, there may be small flaws here and there that reflect their journey. We do our best to describe any such flaws that may be present, and we encourage you to read the full description and look at all photos closely to judge the condition of the item for yourself and know exactly what you are ordering. If you have questions about the condition of any item, please ask!


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