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Hill Tribe Jewelry

Sterling Silver Thai Hill Tribe Necklace
Sterling Silver Thai Hill Tribe Necklace
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Category: Jewelry/Necklaces

A delicately woven sterling silver chain is the focus of this necklace, handcrafted in Thailand by silversmiths from the northern hill tribes. Silver jewelry is a rich part of hill tribe tradition, both making it and wearing it. Women traditionally wear elaborate necklaces, headdresses, and bracelets for festivals and celebrations, and many hill tribe people prefer silver to paper currency. This necklace features beaded and braided elements created by members of three different Thai hill tribes.


$300.00
$159.00
Hill-tribe ''Woven'' Sterling Silver Cuff
Hill-tribe ''Woven'' Sterling Silver Cuff
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Category: Jewelry/Bracelets

Handcrafted silver jewelry is a tradition among members of Thai hill tribes, who often supplement their income from farming by making silver jewelry to sell. For some, jewelry has become their primary source of income. The rows of geometric designs etched on this sterling silver cuff are inspired by woven hill tribe textiles. An oxidized finish gives the bracelet the look of a cherished heirloom.


$450.00
Sterling Silver Thai Hill Tribe Cuff Bracelet
Sterling Silver Thai Hill Tribe Cuff Bracelet
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Category: Jewelry/Bracelets

The way of life among Thailand's northern hill tribes has changed little over the centuries. Traditionally, artisans melt silver bars and old necklaces to create new adornments for New Year celebrations, an example of which is this cuff of braided, intertwined strands of sterling silver. The artisan melts, cools, hammers, shapes, chisels, and engraves the sterling silver to achieve a braided and woven effect.


$500.00
$299.99
Sterling Silver Hill-tribe Cuff Bracelet
Sterling Silver Hill-tribe Cuff Bracelet
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Category: Jewelry/Bracelets

This regal cuff bracelet combines modern form with indigenous elegance. Husband and wife design team Achara and Withaya are dedicated to preserving the traditional metal crafts of the hill tribes of Thailand and Myanmar. Working with indigenous craftspeople, the designers make brilliant use of silver’s natural luminous shimmer to create simple but striking patterns of dark and light.


$280.00
Spiral and Bell Bracelets
Spiral and Bell Bracelets
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Category: Jewelry/Bracelets

Rather than carry paper money, women of northern Thailand’s hill tribes wear their wealth in the form of jewelry. Heirloom pieces are passed down through generations, or melted and made into new pieces for New Year festivals. These jingly white-metal bracelets are inspired by hill-tribe tradition.


$39.00
Thai Swirl Necklace
Thai Swirl Necklace
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Category: Member Products/Jewelry

The hills of northern Thailand are home to about 20 distinct tribes, including the Hmong and the Karen. Each tribe has its own cultural traditions, but all the tribes are known for their silver jewelry, which many people use instead of paper money. Women wear their wealth in the form of collars, earrings, and bracelets. This swirl necklace is made in northern Thailand villages, in the spirit of hill-tribe craftsmanship. Made using white metal. The necklace features onyx beads.


$39.00
Thai Swirl Earrings
Thai Swirl Earrings
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Category: Member Products/Jewelry

The hills of northern Thailand are home to about 20 distinct tribes, including the Hmong and the Karen. Each tribe has its own cultural traditions, but all the tribes are known for their silver jewelry, which many people use instead of paper money. Women wear their wealth in the form of collars, earrings, and bracelets. Our teardrop earrings are made in northern Thailand villages, in the spirit of hill-tribe craftsmanship. Made using white metal.


$19.00
Thai Autumn Braided Bracelet
Thai Autumn Braided Bracelet
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Category: Jewelry/Bracelets

For those who know its history, this simple braided bracelet is entwined with hill tribe artistry. The woman who weaves the autumn-hued strands learned the deceptively difficult technique from women of the Yao hill tribe. Diminutive silver-plated brass beads, crafted by artisans of the Karen hill tribe, adorn each of the three strands. And the loop and toggle clasp features a bead inspired by Lisu jewelry.


$32.00