Friday, July 10, 2009

miao silver

Last year I saw the Writing with Thread: Traditional Textiles of Southwest Chinese Minorities exhibition. Ever since then, their intricate jewelry has haunted me. I've never been able to find pictures online that depict exactly how exquisite their jewelry is in person. Maybe the library has some books on this stuff and I can get some scans... For now, here are some silver Miao neckpieces.





via Wikimedia Commons

7 comments:

Amanda said...

these are incredible. there's some insane jewelry at MAD (museum of art + design) in nyc you should see if you ever come here...pretty sure it's in the permanent collection.

KATLIN said...

amanda - ooh, yes, i'll definitely check that out! thx!!

Allie said...

Prettttttty :)

cocorosa said...

wow! these are amazing!!

Anika said...

Wow~ I think there is such a thing as ostentatiously brilliant. And this hits the mark. love it.

denise said...

oo that 3rd one is really awesome..and that last one looks really mesmerizing/hypnotizing hahaha

Jacqueline said...

incredible craftsmanship.... I really love your blog!!!