Handmade Bobbin Shape Silver Earrings

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Stories of Silver and Silk

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Stories was created to unveil traditions, knowledge, heritage and creativity. We offer our customers unique and innovative handmade creations made from local materials and crafted by local artisans. We are committed to support and preserve local arts and re-contextualize the traditions into ...

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Handmade Bobbin Shape Silver Earrings

These earrings are composed of small silver beads and a bobbin-shaped hollow handmade silver piece, a design typical of Karen hill tribe people from northern Thailand. It is modernized into this simple composition with the bobbin piece attached to a slender silver stem. It is crafted in 98% Silver, while the hook is in sterling silver. Our products are handcrafted in 95-9... Read more

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These earrings are composed of small silver beads and a bobbin-shaped hollow handmade silver piece, a design typical of Karen hill tribe people from northern Thailand. It is modernized into this simple composition with the bobbin piece attached to a slender silver stem. It is crafted in 98% Silver, while the hook is in sterling silver. Our products are handcrafted in 95-98% Silver by Thai Karen hill-tribe artisans by means of traditional tools and techniques. The Karen are a group of ethnic peoples who reside primarily in southern and southeastern Burma and in northern and north-eastern Thailand. Thai and Burmese hill tribes can be traced back to the 12th century when they are said to have originated from Tibet. With a higher silver content than sterling silver, Karen silver has a weight, bright satin color and feel, all of its own. Every piece is handmade and individual. By purchasing this product, you contribute directly to maintain and support local arts and crafts in Thailand. Weight: 6.40 g