Brown elephant hair is extremely rare. Less than 0.5% of hair is brown. The brown elephant hair is a light brown or tawny color, compared to the dark brown and black hairs more commonly available. These elephant hair bracelets are extremely unique and are highly prized for their coloration. The elephant hair bracelets in this collection may have both white and brown elephant hair, both of which are extremely rare.
Although collectors from all over the world purchase these bracelets because the brown elephant hair is no longer available, they are also purchased by people looking for something extremely unique. There are still limited stocks available of brown elephant hair and of the brown elephant hair bracelets. Remember though, we haven’t been able to replenish our stocks in 5 years.
Francis Cary has gone to extreme measures to collect the brown elephant hair and the white elephant hair over the years in the expectation that these hairs would become very rare. The elephant hair is stored in a cellar where the temperatures are controlled in order that the elephant hair does not deteriorate. The elephant hair is also treated regularly with olive all so that the lifespan can increase.
The expectant lifespan of the elephant hair bracelets is around 20 years if the hair is treated properly. Once you get your elephant hair bracelet you can be assured that the hair has been treated properly and that your elephant hair bracelet will last at least 10 years.
All elephant hair products are obtained strictly in accordance with International animal protection laws, specifically related to CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species).Elephants are protected and to stop or prevent poaching all products need to be documented and authorized with a cites permit. When you purchase an elephant hair product from us we issue a CITES permit. When the elephant hair product reaches your customs the CITES document is removed and the package is cleared through customs. This way your elephant hair bracelet or elephant hair ring reaches you legally.
Francis Cary is a dedicated nature conservationist, not only when it comes to elephant and rhino but also to fauna and flaura conservation.
A percentage of all proceeds from this website are donated to an elephant sanctuary –Bayete- Various other donations are also made during the year to other needy sanctuaries or organizations.
Over the years Francis has received awards for his contributions and work in the prevention of wildlife poaching and the breeding programs associated with rhinos. The Zululand area and elephant coast are particularly affected by poaching. This area suffers from extreme poverty. Isimangaliso World Heritage Site authorities and Ezemvelo Wildlife authorities have stations here that patrol 24 hours a day in the hope of controlling poaching. Various feeding schemes have also been implemented for the people.
When it comes to conservation there is far more than meets the eye. A large amount of planning and preparation is required which involves many work hours from many different people, not only in South Africa but also from other countries.