To some Native American tribes, moths were thought to be sacred and powerful creatures and there is even talk of moth cocoons being used as rattles in certain Californian Native tribes. In old Appalachian folklore, if one saw a group of white moths it meant their ancestors were watching over them and bringing them messages of protection and love.
This design is 92.5 Sterling Thai Silver and is esigned and handcrafted by a cooperative of talented hill tribe women from the northern border region of Thailand and sponsored by the Thai Non-Profit, the Chance Foundation. Hailing from the Lahu and Akha Hilltribes, this cooperative helps to provide stateless peoples, and others in need, with a sustainable income to improve their living conditions and provide opportunities that will help keep them free from exploitation and poverty.
All our pieces come in a unique pouch made by stateless tribal women in the north of Thailand.