Pleasant Mountain Elephant Yao HillTribe Silver Necklace


A royally decorated elephant baby pendant sparkles with hand crafted engravings and decorative oxidized contrasts. This signature symbol of Thailand's most popular creature serves as the inspiration for many of Thai Artisan Yao's pieces which are always made from high purity Yao Hill Tribe Silver (92.5-99% purity). The set is complete with a 17 inches cable chain with spring ring closure.


Material:Genuine Yao Tribal Silver (between 92.5% and 99.9% pure silver
Finish:Shiny, oxidized
Style:Fashion, hill tribal, handmade, elephant
Weight:15.5 grams
Elephant measurements:26 mm (1.02 inches) wide x 23 mm (0.90 inches) long
Necklace length: 17 inches
Clasp Type:S-Hook Clasp
Trademark:No hallmark, hand made, hand-hammered by a Karen craftsman

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The Yao originally come from Southern China. From the late 1800s to the early 19th century, the Yao migrated into Thailand, Vietnam, and Laos. The Yao are the only hill tribe to have a written language. In Thailand Yao settlements can be found in the Northern provinces where the climate is cooler because of the mountainous terrain and forest areas. The silversmiths of the Yao hill tribe are renowned for their impressive skill. The intricate silver designs began as unique facets to the clothing of each member of the Yao family. Recently, many Yao silversmiths have begun to design more mainstream jewelry which appeal to a larger mass. This allows them to support the tribe while maintaining the legacy and rich cultural heritage from the past.

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