Nantong Foremost Garments & Accessories Co., Ltd.
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Unveiling Crowned Elegance: Silver headwear

Nantong Foremost Garments & Accessories Co., Ltd. Updated Apr. 11,2024

Silver headwear are characteristic accessories of ethnic minorities in China. They are the most unique, exquisite, and beautiful among the headwear of ethnic minorities in our country. They are the crystallization of wisdom of our ethnic minority people and have the functions of warding off evil, driving away ghosts and gods, ensuring safety, and bringing forth brightness.


In the hearts of the Yi ethnic group, Yi silver jewelry is an essential fashion accessory for Yi women, symbolizing their pursuit of a better life and longing for a beautiful future. Yi silver jewelry is an important item for the Yi people to showcase their identity and status, and is therefore commonly used in various activities, daily life, and religious ceremonies. During festivals or weddings, women dress up in elab- orate outfits, adorning their heads with various sparkling floral crowns and phoenix hats. A well-dressed Yi woman is adorned from head to toe with dazzling silver jewelry, as if she herself has become a piece of silverware.

The ancient aesthetic of Yi ethnic decorative art translates vivid images from nature and social life into abstract patterns in silver jewelry, showcasing distinct personalities and carrying significant cultural connotations. The shapes of these objects seem to reveal a condensed history of Yi culture.


The traditional craftsmanship of Miao silver jewelry is an ancient craft on the verge of disappearance, and it was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2006. Miao silver jewelry serves as an important carrier of Miao ethnic culture, aesthetics, cultural heritage, and ethnic emotions. For the Miao people, silver jewelry is not just an accessory. The intri- cate and delicate patterns in silver jewelry depict their ancestors' experiences, recording the ancient history of this ethnic group. Silver jewelry also represents Miao beliefs and their noble totem culture.


The forging technique of Miao silver jewelry is a unique folk skill, involving more than 30 steps such as melting silver, pounding, drawing, twisting, engraving, and inlaying reinforce- ment. Miao silver jewelry values size, weight, and quantity. During grand festivals, people always wear their finest silver jewelry. When these exquisite silver ornaments jingle on their bodies, the culture of the ethnic group is passed down from generation to generation.

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