Yaks are strong, Ox-like animals that are needed for nearly every facet of the Tibetan people's lives. It's used for transportation, clothing, food, and farming. The Yak is highly revered, and Tibetans could not survive without the Yak. The Yak bone beads are used to honor the animals that service humankind and inspire the wearer to likewise serve others. Artisans create the jewelry from Yak Bone and bring it to monks to receive blessings that are believed to be passed on to the wearer of the bracelet. The bracelets are believed to provide strong protection to the person wearing it.
From Nepal- Made by a Tibetan Refugee