The story behind the bracelets: In the early 1600’s the Dutch were the leading nation sailing out to unknown parts of the world, with the biggest naval fleet in the world. With serious skills on the 7 seas, they discovered new lands, but ran into serious obstacles along the way.
Tiny Ted - Pig & Hen
Handmade in Amsterdam, this bracelet is meant to survive a lifetime! It is made out of authentic ship rope, and carries on the Dutch legacy of shipmen through the ages.
To protect themselves against bad luck the men had a tattoo of a pig and a hen on their feet. It was believed it gave the sailors the ability to survive when they had to abandon ship.
The sailors felt they would be able to find land, just like the Pig and Hen who were kept in wooden crates and thus floated, and would let the tide bring them home.