bracelets were brought into the United States by Special Forces
personnel and big game hunters.
They used to be worn by the Montagnards of
Vietnam, and were given as gifts to some
of the Special Forces folks that worked
with them as a sign of great respect and trust.
According to legend, the wearer of an elephant hair bracelet would be protected
from illness, taken out of harms way, and attain great fortune. The knots
represent fertility & ancestors (earth) and forces & spirits (nature). In following
with tradition, those white hunters who actually hunted and killed an elephant
the bracelet on the right arm. Elephant hair bracelets presented to friends
as tokens of
good luck are worn on the left arm.
There is another ancient legend
that says the hair of the elephant gives
the power of the animal. While the most
common belief is that the hair can be used
ward off evil spirits.
For thousands of years Mythology has
believed that the connection between
earth is the elephant. It is believed that by wearing an
bracelet you will be prosperous
and healthy and not become sick or poor.
It is thought to create a balance
and blend between earth and nature,
enabling the bearer to be in sync with the
forces of the universe. It is also
that your ancestors will protect you
from harm and bad happenings by helping
with the harmony of these forces.
Each of our bracelets has been
carefully crafted by hand, using the
quality sterling silver
.925. Each has 7 strands and 2 adjustable knots, (In
China the Montanyard varieties were very
simple with just two slip knots.) adding
attractive and unique piece of jewelry to your
collection. It is Ideal for
field and at home in more formal
surroundings. Our bracelet is fully adjustable
fit a woman (opens to approx. 3 ½”) and
comes wonderfully gift boxed making
perfect gift for her on any occasion.
© G. Hone 2009