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African grass reed ear rings

African grass reed ear rings
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Grass Reed Ear Rings

$12-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Grass reed

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Elephant hair has been used for many generations in African in jewelry or bangle design is some form or another. With the modern world it has become harder to obtain Elephant hair so we now make these up with a grass reed fiber that looks almost the same as real Elephant hair but with material that is more readily available.

Tradition states that

"BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS AFRICAN MYTHOLOGY HAS BELIEVED THAT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN HEAVEN AND EARTH IS THE ELEPHANT. IT IS BELIEVED THAT BY WEARING A BRACELET YOU WILL BE PROSPEROUS AND HEALTHY AND NOT BECOME SICK OR POOR. THE VARIOUS STRANDS OF HAIR ARE BELIEVED TO REPRESENT VARIOUS ASPECTS OF YOUR LIFE: HEALTH, WEALTH, LOVE, WELL BEING, AND HARMONY ETC. THE KNOTS REPRESENT THE HANDS OF GOD -GOD HAS MANY HANDS. ONE SIZE FITS ALL VERY MANY AFRICAN PEOPLE WEAR ELEPHANT HAIR JEWELRY -MANY FAMOUS PEOPLE ALSO WEAR THEM."

The hair of the Elephant that is used to make traditiobal bracelets come from the end of the Elephants tail (as seen in the photo below) The hair can grow to some length and can reach lengths of up to 30cm in length. In older Elephants the hair turns white which show really old and rare hair.

Elephant hair is legal in South Africa and you will see Elephant hair Jewelry in some crafts markets and jewelry stores. Elephants in South Africa are actually thriving to the point where it is causing a problem for some of the national game reserves who are running out of space for them.

All grass reed Jewelry is handcrafted which adds to the uniqueness of each piece.

To view details of each piece of Jewelry click on the MORE INFO link next to each piece of Jewelry.

Other styles available below or view or main African Jewelry page

Grass Reed Bracelets - 2 Knot

Grass

$35-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Grass reed

Size: Adjustable

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Grass Reed Bracelets - 3 Knot

Grass

$35-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Grass reed

Size: Adjustable

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Grass Reed Bracelets - Beads

Grass

$35-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Grass reed

Size: Adjustable to fit all wrists

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African grass reed Ring

Grass reed ring

$12-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Grass reed

Size: You tell us - single strand of grass reed

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Grass reed Necklace

Grass reed necklace

$42-00

Region: South Africa

Material: Grass reed

Size: Fits all neck sizes

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