The design for the Freedom Bracelet was first created 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 yarn 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.
Here’s a special blog post about freedom bracelets.
Total length around is 11 inches.