Hmong Tribal Bracelet Purple/Pink*
Designer: Hmong Tribe
$ 20.00 $ 25.00
Hmong Tribal Bracelet Purple/Pink
The distinctive Hmong spiral bracelet is a special piece. With beautiful, vibrant colors this bracelet really stands out. The perfect gift or eclectic addition to your jewelry collection. They are hand made in a fair trade chain of production by the Hmong Hill Tribe people in Northern Thailand. Each bracelet is hand made with a knotted technique, made from Hemp and brass with two size options on the band.
"The Hmong are believed to have been the original inhabitants of the Yellow River Valley in ancient China. The expansion of the neighboring Chinese from the north, caused a disruption in the Hmong culture and forced them to migrate southwards to Laos and Vietnam to escape oppression and persecution. Over the centuries, many wars have been waged against the Chinese by the Hmong. Greatly outnumbered, the Hmong suffered heavy casualties. The futile efforts to establish themselves as an independent people apart from the expanding Chinese led to their mass exodus further south of China, and eventually into Southeast Asia. From here, they made their way into the territories of the European colonies that later gained independence and became known as Laos, Vietnam, and Myanmar. The Hmong came to inhabit the hillside of Thailand because of helping the Americans fight the Vietnam War. Today, the Hmong are located in the Thai Highlands."