A long time ago in Africa, different people from all over the continent wore bangles made from the hairs of the mighty
The power and majesty of the African elephant was thought to imbue the expandable bangle with almost magical properties.
These bangles were given as gifts of love, brotherhood, good luck, virility and wisdom.
Hundreds of years later, the Mavros boys have revived the myth of the original 3-strand bangle by fashioning this ancient heirloom of Africa’s great warriors in sterling silver.
Of all the different elephant hair bangles, the three strand-design was the most desired and prized.
The sliding knot, designed by the ancient craftsman of Africa, allows the wearer to adjust the bangle to size.
The unique double bend in the centre of the bangle is the 'medallion' of the original 3-strand bangle.
Forbes Mavros has skillfully hand crafted the unique knots & medallion feature into the centre of the bangle. In itself an ingenious piece of workmanship. Handmade in Mauritius.
Oval sections of sterling silver strands replicate the oval section of the tail hairs of an elephant.
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