A long time ago in Africa, different people from all over the continent wore bangles made from the hairs of the mighty elephant. The traditional African elephant hair bangle embodies the bull elephant’s strength, courage, and wisdom. Ancient craftsmen of Africa fashioned a bangle from the long hairs of an elephant’s tail as a trophy proving the hunter-warrior’s skill and daring. It is worn as a mark of prestige and given as a gift of love, brotherhood and good luck. The power and majesty of the African elephant was thought to imbue the expandable bangle with almost magical properties.