5 ring Hmong silver torque (neckring)
This beautiful 5 ring torque, or neckring, was purchased in Laos in the 1980's. It was made at a simple forge by hammering and drawing -- pulling the silver through increasingly smaller holes until it is of the desired size. This torque is handcrafted from silver with a hammered design and features delicately incised flanges on both ends. The rings are fused together. It is likely made from French coins or silver bars.
Among the Hmong in Laos and Thailand, both men and women wear torques and it is often the first piece of jewelry a Hmong child acquires. A silver torque such as this one is worn in times of danger or illness, as the Hmong believe that silver binds a person's souls together, offering protection.
This torque weighs 481 grams. The opening measures 2 3/4 inches.
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on Dec 19, 2016
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