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Hmong and Thai Spirit locks.  These pendants are believed to "lock" the wearer's soul into the body during ritual ceremonies.

Hmong and Thai Spirit Locks. These pendants are believed to "lock" the wearer's soul into the body during ritual ceremonies. Posted by Kathleen McCabe - Elsey

silver soul lock from the Hmong of Laos

Spirit locks are handcrafted by Hmong hilltribe silversmiths in Northeastern Thailand and Laos Hmong tradition holds that people can lose their souls or spirits in times of illness or distress

silver soul lock from Hmong hilltribe of Laos

Hmong and Karen silver from Thailand; handwoven silk from Laos; handcrafted jewelry of trade beads from Africa

Hill Tribe Spirit Lock

The Hmong Hill Tribe people in Thailand believe that wearing a spirit lock keeps you healthy by keeping the good spirits in your body.Traditionally worn on the back but make a beautiful pendant.

Golden Triangle | Spirit / Soul lock from the Meo people; silver incised with geometric and dotted pattern. 9 x 9 cm | ca. early 20th century | 750S$

Golden Triangle | Spirit / Soul lock from the Meo people; silver incised with geometric and dotted pattern. 9 x 9 cm | ca. early 20th century | 750S$

Laos | Pair of woman's earrings from the Khmou people of Muang Pek, Xieng Khouang province; silver.  | ca. early 20th century  // ©Quai Branly Museum. 71.1932.1.941.1-2

Laos | Pair of woman's earrings from the Khmou people of Muang Pek, Xieng Khouang province; silver. | ca. early 20th century // ©Quai Branly Museum. 71.1932.1.941.1-2

silver soul lock from the Hmong hilltribe of Laos

Hmong and Karen silver from Thailand; handwoven silk from Laos; batik from Java, Indonesia; handcrafted jewelry of trade beads from Africa

She's the daughter of ravens

Sahara - Rare Bella necklace with silver pendant suspended on a leather strand with a leather Kitab containing Prayers, texts and protective writings.

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