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Greek Mykonos beads start out as little terracotta "bisquits" and are either glazed and fired, or fired and dipped in pure silver. They come in all shapes, colors and sizes... very unique and beautiful!... » Read More
Published: 11-13-2011 01:00pm Posted In: About Karen Hill Tribe Silver
Thai and Burmese hill tribes can be traced back to
the 12th century, originating from Tibet. The Karen tribe is the largest of
around twenty hill tribes whose total population today numbers more than seven
million across The Union of Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand.
In Thailand, around 400,000 Karen live at between
800m and 1800m up in the mountainous and densely forested regions of Mae Hong
Son, due west of Chiang Mai.
Most villages are remote from Thai civilisation.
Houses are made of teak or bamboo and usually constructed on stilts to provide
space and shelter for livestock. The Karen villagers have few
possessio... » Read More