Showing your Tribe

There are some pieces in my jewelry box that I can barely remember where they came from. Old hemp necklaces from summer camp, tarnished rings bought at a holiday sale, and shiny crosses from Nana. I was sifting through a lot of these treasures and came across this elephant hair bracelet, something I do remember getting from my father at some point during my teen years. 

And though I do not remember how he came to acquire it, I know that he was proud to give it as they are not made anymore (for obvious humane reasons) and it came from someplace special. 

I did a little research and found out that elephant hair bracelets are swathed in legend and were used as a way to protect those that wore them. African mythology has told that the elephant forms a connection between heaven and earth. By wearing the bracelet you are blessed with love, health, prosperity, and progress.

It is fun to think of the tribes that used to wear these bracelets and the power they felt with it. Needless to say, I am trying to find ways to incorporate it into my accessorizing. 

Tribal accessories have been popping up everywhere and there are some fun (not as authentic) options to help you find your tribe pride, whatever that might be. 

1. Large Ruma horn bangle set Kora Designs $150
2. Juicy Couture Laurel Canyon dip dye fringe necklace from Zappos Couture $70
3. House of Harlow 1960 tribal three stack ring in gold from Boutique to You $62
4. Kenneth Jay Lane tribal earrings from Zappos $225
5. Pamela Love Tribal spike cuff at Barney's $195
6. Druzy geode & brass spike charm necklace Kora Designs $175
7. House of Harlow 1960 Arrow Cuff at Shopbop $175
8. DANNIJO Kate mesh bracelet at Shopbop $135
9. Horn cuff Kora Designs $180
10. House of Harlow 1960 resin stone and crystal ring at Revolve Clothing $75


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