Vintage Carved Bone 12 Tile Chinese Zodiac Bracelet
This vintage bracelet shows 12 individual zodiac tiles representing each Chinese year of birth. The Chinese animal zodiac is a repeating cycle of 12 years, with each year being represented by an animal and its reputed attributes.
Traditionally these zodiac animals were used to date the years. Tiger, Hare, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Cock, Dog, Boar, Rat, Ox raised carved figures on the outside, and the name and years beginning with 1960 on the inside. The 1" x 5/8" tiles are held with elastic string. The bracelet measures 6.25" on the inside un-stretched but can be worn on a slightly larger wrist but the tiles will be apart.