The Art of Golden Triangle Jewelry
Some ethnicities of the golden triangle
Little girls from the Lizu ethnic group in Northern Thailand on the road to Mae Hong Son.
Wife U Mine
Magnificent and rich adornment of this woman U Mien (Yao) married to the village chief in the North of Laos towards Luang Nam Tha.
Woman of the Lanten ethnic group in northern Laos wearing the traditional jewelry of this tribe also called: people of the rivers.
Akha women are easily recognized by their headdress, often embellished with French silver coins dating from the Indochina era. Met in the North of Laos, it is from her that we bought the small seed bracelets that we sometimes offer to our customers.
The Karen don't wear much silver jewelry traditionally. Some Karen women used to wear very beautiful spreaders, but not the new generations anymore. On the other hand, they remain very faithful to their traditional clothes, which are very recognizable.
If you want to know more about the ancient jewels of the golden triangle, I recommend this superb book. You will also find a wealth of information on ethnic groups with this superb book: "People of the Golden Triangle: Six Tribes in Thailand" by Eliane Lewis
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