A friendship bracelet is a heartfelt, handmade gesture intended for a special individual. The roots of knot-tying arts extend independently across the globe. Ancient China witnessed the creation of decorative knots between 481 to 221 B.C., showcasing their versatility in clothing decoration, buttons, and household items. Macramé, the art of tying knots to craft intricate patterns, is said to have originated in 13th-century Arabia before traveling to Italy and France. Sailors adopted these knot-tying practices, integral to their repertoire, with macramé gaining popularity in 19th-century Britain and experiencing a revival in the 1960s in the U.S.
The Symbolism of Friendship Bracelets:
A friendship bracelet transcends being a mere accessory; it symbolizes the essence of friendship. When gifted, it serves as a perpetual reminder of camaraderie, intended to be worn continuously as a testament to lasting bonds. At Wecord London, we encourage thoughtful selection of colours, aligning with the character traits of the recipient. For instance:
- Red represents Honesty
- Pink signifies kindness
- Orange reflects Energy
- Yellow embodies Cheerfulness
- Green symbolizes Responsibility
- Blue signifies Loyalty
- Black embodies Strength
At Wecord London, we hold a deep admiration for the essence of friendship bracelets. Our commitment to creating handcrafted sliding knot bracelets, adorned with ornamental gemstones and precious metal charms, reflects the lasting sentiment embodied by friendship bracelets.