Traditional African Designs
Our Traditional elephant hair jewelry designs are taken from the African cultures’ first elephant hair jewelry designs. These designs range from delicate to bulky or rugged and come with their own sizing options for larger and smaller wrists. In the late 1800's Francis Cary's grandfather started selling these styles on his travels in Africa. This is where the roots for today's business stated and grew to what the business is today. Since Francis Cary started selling elephant hair bangles he has created many styles -a lot of them include various metals.
These Traditional elephant hair bangles are simple, yet elegant. The Traditional bracelet will fit perfectly on your loved one’s wrist and in their heart!
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 implimented 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.