It all starts with the manufacture of an ingot from pure silver balls using an ingot mould* made by the craftsman (*mold for casting the metal). No other metal is added.
The Rolling Mill
Then the ingot is passed and ironed in the rolling mill to flatten it, until the desired thickness to work flat silver.
Karen craftsmen work a lot with silver braiding, so they need more or less fine silver threads depending on the jewel to be made. The work consists of passing the wire through the stretching die* (*pierced metal plate) to the desired thickness.
Discover the stages of the manufacture of traditional earrings of the Hmong ethnic group
in solid and pure silver, made by the workshop of Jintaa.
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Some steps in the manufacture of spiral earrings
After being heated to soften it, a pure silver wire is wound on itself
The spiral obtained is heated again to soften the material
It is reworked by hand
Reheated so that the thread sticks to itself and the piece becomes a mass.
Ready to take the next step
Verification of the correct size with the model.
A circle is made with a jig and a mass
The top is cut to weld small rings and fix the rod which is used to hang the earring. A wire is welded around for the finish, and the loop is then patinated.
Karen artisans excel in making all kinds of braiding.
We invite you to discover some manufacturing secrets here
Realization of decorations
All decorations are entirely handmade by freehand punching the jewels with punches of different shapes.
It's meticulous work that makes each piece a little more unique and original.
These jewels are a treasure of technicality and ancestral know-how transmitted from generation to generation. It is a real cultural heritage that is expressed through each jewel.
The craftsman is at the heart of the process, but the person who buys a piece of jewelery is an essential link in the continuity of this traditional craft.
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