Single neck ring to which is attached approximately 100 small chain like elements, three large coloured rosettes and three large frontal pendants.
CH classification COSTUME ACCESSORIES Jewellery necklace
Silver (Metals - Non-Ferrous)
History and use
In Hmong tradition, silver jewellery symbolises wealth and prosperity and was used as a form of wealth accumulation and also for gift exchange. As well as for personal ornament, jewellery also functions as a spiritual and magic device: worn around the neck and wrists it is believed to bind the soul to the body. Chain links, lock-shaped pendants and keys provide further insurance against the escape of the soul.