Miao silver in the largest Miao Minority village–Part One

I accidentally think of Miao Silver just because yesterday I listened to a Miao Ethnic song and saw the beautiful Miao silver accessories the singer wore, which recalled my memory of visiting the largest Miao village–Xijiang Miao village 西(xī)江(jiāng)苗(miáo)寨(zhài) of Kaili last year.

Xijiang Miao Village, Kaili, Guizhou, China

Xijiang Miao Village from a bird-eye view

I saw many times from TV shows which left me deep impression about their charming dances. However, when I stepped into the reality, I really can’t help falling in “love” with the attractiveness of the Miao silver and their special dancing performances.

Miao style custume and silver accessories, Xijiang, Kaili, Guizhou, China

Beautiful Miao style custume and silver accessories

I heard from our French manager that Miao Ethnic Minority苗(miáo)族(zú), generally known as Hmong in English, actually an international minority but mainly live in southwest China and Southeast Asia. Because of wide distribution as well as the various branches, there are usually different habits and customs in different Miao villages, and Xijiang Miao village located in Kaili of Guizhou Provinces is reported as the largest one in the world.

the amazing headwear of Miao silver, Xijiang, Kaili, Guizhou, China

The amazing headwear of Miao silver

Miao silver苗(miáo)银(yín), originally it was made of pure silver as the main accessories and wedding commodities. As time passed, the component of Miao Silver is mixed with silver and copper, which takes a percentage of approximately 40% of silver. I have seen many Miao silver accessories such as bracelets, rings, necklaces, earrings, and mirrors carved with delicate totem in the manual workshops there.

I can still remember clearly when I joined their dancing circle in the square before sunset; it is such a huge pleasure to enjoy the colorful Miao costume and shining Miao silver accessories with the melody the local drums and Lusheng played.

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