Hmong or mien/yao torque necklace

Southeast Asian Collection

Accession Nr.: 2015.106.1
Type: jewellery; metalwork; accessory
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Materials/Techniques: silver, with plaited, three-coloured metal insert
Dimensions: diameter: 14.5 cm
Silver necklace with a tri-color metal twisted inlay. It can be expanded due to the adjustable closures. Hmong identity is most clearly expressed through the wearing of necklaces. The Hmong usually wear jewellery twisted together from different types of metal during purification ceremonies.