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Four Knot 9 Strand Elephant Hair Bangle in Sterling Silver

Four Knot 9 Strand Elephant Hair Bangle in Sterling Silver

Regular price $138.00 USD
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Our Sterling Silver Elephant “hair” bracelets draw us into an ancient African story, rich with symbolism that is over 1500 years old.

Originally, how the bracelet was worn told a story: on the right arm, it is said that the wearer had hunted the elephant whose tail hairs formed the bracelet; on the left, it declared the bracelet a meaningful gift to the wearer.

This chunky 9-strand 4knot, sterling silver elephant "hair" bangle is made from .9mm sterling silver wire that has been artfully formed into a bangle that can be opened and closed simply by moving the strands through the knots. This design is based on an ancient African design.

The specific design of this bracelet is very significant.

Four Knot Bracelet

Each knot represents one of the four elements of nature: fire, earth, water, and wind, and/or the four seasons: spring, summer, autumn, and winter. The strands show their interconnectedness, and our connection to them.

The Structure

It can feel very satisfying to adjust and move the knots along the strands. This motion is also meaningful. It imitates the progression of life, and how, with the aid of natural and spiritual forces, we move forward in continual growth.

Traditionally, elephant hair bracelets, connect the wearer with the spirit of the elephant, and are believed to bring strength, courage, good fortune, as well as protection from harm.

With so much meaning imbued in these special bracelets, the wearer can choose which associations are most meaningful to them.

While of course, the original bracelets were made from real elephant hair, we chose not to use elephant hair as it would be very difficult to verify whether or not the hair was sourced from a poached animal. 

We hope our silver bracelets will remind you of our relationship with the earth, our ancestors and the true majestic nature of the elephant, all done in the spirit of conservation.

Materials

Sterling Silver

Care Information

We provide a small polishing cloth with which you can keep your piece clean.

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These baskets are handmade from sisal and can be reused, recycled or composted when needed.

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