This beaded bracelet features the word “HOPE” written in the red, yellow, and green colors that are used by many nations associated with Africa. The red, yellow, and green that people often identify with African countries and cultures became popular when newly independent Africa countries borrowed the color scheme of the Ethiopian flag to honor Ethiopia’s resistance against foreign occupation and colonization. The red is often thought to mean strength (or the blood of warriors), the yellow symbolizes peace or hope, and the green symbolizes the rich land. The word “hope” here refers to the very real progress and potential shown by communities all across the African continent – progress and potential that is driven by the people themselves.
The keychain is 1″ x 2″, features a metal key ring, and is made entirely of beads wired together with plastic. As with all of Hopeful Africa’s beaded artifacts, this keychain was designed by our friend Shangaman.
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