These handcrafted earrings are a double loop of tiny brass or silver beads. The top of each hoop is wrapped in waxed linen cord.
The Hmong culture has long been male dominated. Girls are encouraged to marry young rather than complete school. Men can have multiple wives, and sons are favored over daughters. Only men dominate as leaders. However, this is changing. The Hmong woman who made this craft is the leading provider for her family, and this gives her an equal voice.