Silver Souk| Categories | Miao (China

By: Silver Souk  09-12-2011

Silver Souk| Categories | Miao (China)

These bangles come as a pair and are made of metal alloy and feature “Miao”, or “Hmong” design.

The term “Miao” means ‘weed, or sprout’, while “Hmong” means ‘free people’. In actuality there are many sub-tribes, all with different names for themselves.  While the term ‘Miao is generally accepted by the tribes within the Chinese border, to call related tribes in SouthEast Asia by that name is considered a grave insult.


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