Karen Whispering Feather Set

A beautiful necklace and earrings set handmade by craftswomen of the Karen hill tribes, from the remote mountainous region of Chiang Mai, Northern Thailand. Drawing design inspiration from the natural environment they inhabit, the Karen painstakingly roll, shape and engrave their jewellery using traditional methods with the simplest of tools. Notice the wispy feathers of the pendant and earrings in contrast to the squat leaves attached to the ends of the thong.

Prized not just for their workmanship, the Karen people work with silver much purer (97-99%) than sterling silver (92.5%). The solder used to fuse pieces together is what prevents their metal work from being close to 100% silver. It is this high purity that makes the metal more malleable, enabling the women to create intricate designs. Karen jewellery has a distinctive weight, matte sheen, and satin finish that only comes with use of such rare, fine quality silver.

Country of Origin: Thailand

Size: pendant length 7cm; earrings length 5.5cm

Weight: necklace 7.7g; earrings 5.5g

Material: 97-99% pure silver; suede thong

Product Code: AR0029

Price: Rs4,500

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