The design for the Freedom Bracelet was first made by Tibetan political prisoners near Lhasa. These bracelets were originally woven from white and black yak hair. At times, they were made from whatever bits of thread were available in the prisons.
Today these bracelets are worn as an expression of endurance and defiance against Communist Chinese oppression. This bracelet was woven by a Tibetan nun in India, in the hope that it will spread awareness of the plight of her people and the desperate need for basic human rights in Tibet.
Total length around is 11 inches