Style: ‘Xauv’ Silver Hmong Necklace

‘Xauv’: pronounced “sow” is a silver Hmong necklace worn with traditional Hmong outfits. Below is a photo of a ‘xauv’ that my mother-in-law gave me. This photo was shot by Pretty Geeky for our engagement photoshoot.

Below are two ‘xauv’ that I own. I shared them recently via instagram (username: ihearthmong) and facebook. You can purchase similar ‘xauv’ at Hmong tournaments and markets. Vendors will sell these ‘xauv’ for ~$15 – $20.

You don’t have to wait until the New Year’s Festivals to wear your ‘xauv’. For a professional vibe, pair your xauv with a white dress + black blazer.

I wore this look during the 2nd part of my Hmong wedding.

And, for a more casual look, pair your xauv with a puff-sleeve pink top + skinny jeans + grey ankle boots.

How do you style your ‘xauv’? Share your looks with me at ihearthmong(at)gmail(dot)com or via facebook, twitter and instagram(username: ihearthmong). I would love to see your looks!



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  2. Hi! I’m looking for a specific Hmoob Xauv. If you remember that movie old school movie Lis Ceeb & Maiv Xis, the Xauv that Lis Ceeb wears right after Lis Pov sings his song. I wanna try & get a hold of one of those. Would you or anybody happen to know where to find it?

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