In past centuries, tribal elephant hunters made an expandable bracelet from the tail hairs of an elephant. These bracelets were given as gifts & were thought to possess magical powers. They were worn with the belief that the wearer would be blessed with good health.
Growing up in the game parks of Northern Botswana, Peter Hepburn, learnt the technique of tying the traditional style bracelets out of strands of elephant tail hair, from local tribal hunters. With conservation in mind, Peter began substituting elephant hair with sterling silver & gold wire. Now a family business based in Kasane, African Safari Jewellery creates traditionally African inspired, handcrafted jewellery.