Fashion Deux

Yunan Necklace (1)

In Accessories, Necklaces on April 27, 2011 at 4:29 am

So many Yunnan necklaces in my closet. I still have a lot of things left to post until I’m all caught up, but right now I just want to post something random here.

Yunnan is a province of China. The province borders Burma, Laos, and Vietnam. Its capital, Kunming, is one of the top tourist cities in China. Among the rich and colorful costumes of Yunnan Province’s ethnic minorities, silver adds the “finishing touch.” People who have visited ethnic minority regions in Yunnan will be impressed by the various types of silver accessories worn by women and children.

A large part of silver accessories are used by children, particularly silver locks. Since children are more vulnerable to disease and accidents, it is believed that wearing locks can “lock” life and drive away evil. Such silver accessories are mostly handed down from their mothers and grandmothers, like rings and bracelets sent by their lovers or fiancés as keepsakes. When they get married, they wear beautiful silver accessories all over their bodies to show that this is the best time of their lives. After the wedding, the girls become mothers and wear more decent, elegant silver accessories to indicate their status as housewives.

Ever seen such a pretty necklace above? In Indonesia, they claim it as their own. However, this one is originally from Yunnan. With coral color, makes it really bright in real life. One of my favourite!


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