MIAO EMBROIDERED JEWELLERY
ALL EMBROIDERED JEWELLERY ARE UNIQUE PIECES : even when the embrodery piece is cut in the same fabric, it is never identical to the next piece.
Differentiate yourself and assert your uniqueness by wearing colourful and unique jewellery, bearer of soul and culture.
This range has been created from scratch in 2012 and is the brilliant result of a dialogue between Véronique De Buyser, founder of Chine Indigo, and her Miao friend Liu Jie. This creation has since expanded, and several new models are created each year. As for all other Miao jewellery that we offer, those come from the workshops in the village with which we cooperate since 10 years (cf Who are we really?)
The men manufacture the metal base of the jewellery, which then is transfered to the women who insert embroderies pieces, by gluing them or in certain cases crimping them.
This range is made of a silver-plated copper-zinc alloy, very resistant in time, and does not contain nickel.
Embroideries, 90% of which are handmade, originate from different subgroups of Miao ethnic group. Each village has it's own style. Colours, patterns, techniques are extremely varied. Most of them are recycled from traditional clothing and may have some traces of their ealier lifes, which gives a supplement of soul. However, we are vigilant that the women only use embroderies in good state and not stained. Certain are new, or nearly new, as the women embroiden more than needed for their costumes and their daughters's costumes. Their wardrobes are full of unused pieces and scraps (cf blog : A tale of women !). Our long-time cooperation with those women and the reciprocal interest, allow us to receive original, top of the range embroideries, which produces exceptional jewellery.
To be noted :
certain embroideries may be produced with natural colours, sometimes not stabilized. In this case, they would not support well to be immersed in water (a few water drops, no worries).
earrings are surprisingly lightweight.
traditional hooks for earrings (with the small spiral) are made in alloy. For sensitive ears, you may require silver 925 hooks, or even clips, simply by sending us a message with your order ; this is a service, we do not charge fees.
rings are all ajustable.
ALL EMBROIDERED JEWELLERY ARE UNIQUE, WE ALWAYS HAVE A STOCK MORE IMPORTANT THAN WHAT WE DISPLAY HERE. DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT US IF YOU DON'T FIND YOUR HAPINESS, IT MAY BE IN STOCK IN OUR TREASURE BOXES !