Those exceptional antique silver hairpins are made by the Hmong in the mountains of northern Laos. The hairpins features beautiful filigree decoration in traditional Hmong motifs and retain their original top pieces, which is rare. All too often they are damaged or lost. The shaft is hollow and it is said that in times past, Hmong women would keep a little opium stored in the hairpin along with other small, but valuable items.
Antique Hmong silver hairpins of this nature and size are rarely seen in Laos nowadays. The Hmong can no longer rely on the cultivation of opium poppies to finance their love of silver and ornamentation and I've been told that skilled Hmong silversmiths are a thing of the past, and the vast majority of antique Hmong silver has already been traded for cash in the cities.
High percentage of silver : 92%
Length : 33 and 39 cm
Price for the two
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