The Karen Hill Tribe people of Thailand people use high-purity silver (approx. 97%- alloyed with copper) to create outstanding jewellery pieces with floral patterns and tribal symbols that draw on their inspiring beliefs of harmony with nature.
The knowledge about working with silver is literally passed from generation to generation. Seniors with years of experience and expertise teach new generations how to handcraft silver jewellery. Often young people surpass their teachers and start their own business (open their own silver workshop in their households). The individual growth is highly supported but at the same time the sense of community prevails.
All silver workers from the village meet once a month to establish prices, arrange the purchase of raw materials for the whole community and talk about their grievances.
Width: 1 cm
Height: 3 cm