Elephant hair bracelet

George Ulrich (ulrich@CSD.UWM.EDU)
Fri, 3 Nov 1995 08:25:18 -0600

I have recently had a query concerning elephant hair bracelets. I have
always assumed that these are tourist commodities, but they may have some
ethnographic grounding - apotropaic for example. Does anyone have a
reference or any information on these objects? I have checked some
general sources as well as more specific ethnographies (Dahomey, et.al.)
and can find nothing. Gratefully.



George H. Ulrich, Curator
African & Pacific Ethnology
Milwaukee Public Museum
800 W. Wells, Milwaukee - 53233
FAX: 414.278-6100
Phone: 414.278-2779