This handmade creation is offered in partnership with NOVICA, in association with National Geographic.
This necklace features replicas of Thailand's Sukhothai 'pod duang' currency from the 13th and 14th centuries. Known as 'bullet money' for their shape, they are handcrafted by Karen hill tribe silversmiths and knotted on a necklace by Napapat.Product Features:
Story Behind the Art:
- Style: Braided
- Materials: Waxed polyester cord
- Metal: Silver 950
- Finish: Satin
- Clasp: Toggle
- Necklace dimensions: 5 mm wide x 16.3 inches long
'I once had the chance to go to the Yao hill tribe where I saw women braiding threads to make accessories. Their technique and style has been passed down from mother to daughter,' recalls Napapat. 'I wanted to learn although they told me it was difficult. Eventually I started to craft my own designs with silver and waxed cords so they don't fray. Friends and family love my designs, and the fact I've managed to preserve the ethnic essence we all love.'What is Worldstock?The handcrafted touch of artisan skill creates variations in color, size and design. If buying two of the same item, slight differences should be expected. Note: Color discrepancies may occur between this product and your computer screen.ImportedAll weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from the listed information.
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