In past centuries, tribal elephant hunters made an expandablebraceletfrom the tail hairs of an elephant following a successful hunt. Thought to possess magical powers, these highly-prized adornments were said to bring health and prosperity.
Traditionally, elephant hairbraceletswere worn on the right wrist by a hunter. Receiving one as a gift was an especially auspicious honor, typically indicated by placement of thebraceleton the left wrist.
With elephant populations in decline across the world, we render our elephant hairbraceletsin precious metals to honor their cultural significance and contribute to the fight against poaching. Sourced from artisans building a vibrant cottage industry in Botswana, 10% of your purchase will also go actual wildlife conservation efforts on the ground. So you can enjoy a piece of tradition while helping to ensure the survival of the magnificent creatures that inspired it.
Choose from a “two strand”bracelet—traditionally wrought from a two tail hairs, coiled and joined with two knots—or a “four strand” with four strands and four ornamental knots.
Each expandablebraceletis personally hand-crafted by using quality sterling silver and 14 k gold-filled wire. The legendary good fortune promised by the wearing of thesebraceletsis second only to the pleasure of owning this fine piece of jewelry.
- Sterling Silver - 14 k gold - Made in Botswana
Kikoy is what we are made of. We love this cotton for its lightweight yet durable feel. Our Original Kikoy can be used in a variety of ways from a traditional sarong, baby sling, wrap. Lay it out and watch the leafs change or wrap it around yourself by the campfire. You name it you, a Kikoy can do it. So let us know How do you Kikoy?
Twisted Fringe Detail
100% Kikoy Cotton
Measurements: 40" x 66"
Elephant & Rhino Canvas Market Tote
A bag that is product and mission all in one. Hand drawn then screen printed, our Printed Canvas Totes feature various designs inspired by the wildlife we are working to protect. Peek inside for our favorite part and you will find American Rhino’s mission loud and clear.
Leather Shoulder Straps
100% Kenyan Canvas
17" wide x 12" deep
A small accessory with a lot of hard work behind it. Handmade and crafted in Kenya this, fringe tassel is wrapped with Masai beading and secured with a sturdy clasp. A tassel that can withstand time, never lose your keys again. Looks fabulous on your leather purse or clutch.
Masai Beaded detail
100% Genuine leather
Our hand painted wooden trays are the definition ofCrafted in Kenya. Production of these trays, from start to finish is done in one workshop outside of Nairobi. Here they cut each tray to perfect size, it then moves through the production line for painting and lacquer finish. Our collection of trays feature artwork of animals typically seen within Eastern Africa. We love the attention to detail within each animal and print design. These trays are a beautiful addition to your living room or a great accent piece in the office. A great gift for yourself or that hostess gift you have been searching for!