Red bracelets: history, power and security – Morena Corazon USA

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Red bracelets: history, power and security

Red bracelets: history, power and security

Throughout history and between the stories of cultures, red fabrics have been used as a protective amulet, of faith, good luck, strength and good sense. Although some cultures have slightly different views on red thread, they are similar in that they view this piece of red nothing as an incredibly powerful tool.

Nowadays, people wear red bracelets as a symbol and as a reminder that they are not vulnerable; a symbol of love, support and security; a fashionable encouragement to stay optimistic while gazing into the face of adversity.

There are different ways in which red bracelets can be used, but wearing them only makes sense if you understand where the fascination for these accessories comes from in its millennial history.

More often than we'd like to admit, ancient cultures and traditions are watered and harvested for perversely commercial purposes. At Morena Corazón, we take care of the experience and originality of our pieces, as the resignified heritage that they are. We believe it's important to respect and honor the cultures these traditions come from, and part of that is learning more about not only the cultures, but also the great ways you can use Morena Corazón jewelry in your search for style. .


Red threads are present in ancient and essentially different cultures: Hinduism, Buddhism, Christianity, Kabbalah and Chinese legend.

In Hinduism, a red (also sometimes yellow or white) thread is worn by married women on the left wrist and by unmarried men and women on the right. This red bracelet is seen as sacred and is used in many religious celebrations. It is used both as a symbol of good luck and protection, as well as a way for people to feel part of their clan.

Kabbalah is the mystical expression of Judaism. In ancient Hebrew texts, Rachel, the mother of Joseph, tried for years to give birth without success. She was believed to be infertile until she finally gave birth to Joseph. She died during childbirth with her second son, Benjamin. Her highest priority was keeping children safe and protected from evil, and for this she is revered as a quasi-saintly figure of motherhood.

Out of this, a ritual developed consisting of tying a red rope around his grave seven times to infuse it with the energy of protection and luck. After the rope from Rachel's tomb is uncoiled, it is cut into bracelet-sized lengths and tied to the wearer's left wrist while reciting a prayer for protection. It is believed that the bracelet will ward off evil.

Because not everyone has access to Rachel's tomb to wrap the red rope around it seven times, it is often knotted seven times while repeating a Kabbalah prayer.

In the lineages of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism, tying a cord or rope around the wrist is a common practice during ceremonies. The rope is usually blessed by a Lama (a Buddhist leader) and given to students and practitioners to represent lessons learned, or to mark the occasion of taking Buddhist vows. Traditionally, the Lama blesses the rope and then ties a knot and imbues it with a mantra. Similar to other traditions, these red cords are said to bring luck and offer protection. They also serve as a constant reminder of vows if received for a ceremony, or lessons if received during a retreat.

"A scarlet thread" wrapped around the hand of two Biblical figures, Pharez and Zarah, appears in Genesis 38 in the Bible. In which this appears, the thread symbolizes redemption.

In Chinese tradition, the Red String of Fate is an invisible thread that is said to unite all those whose lives are intertwined. It is ruled by the Chinese god of marriage, Yue Lao, as it is often most associated with the bond between two people who are destined to be married.

personal rituals

Because the red bracelet features in the stories of many cultures, it has been changed and altered over time in a modern practice that often mixes all traditions.

The reality that concerns us is that a red bracelet can serve as an opportunity to redirect, to realign, with each individual's core beliefs. It can serve as a reminder of your goals, who you want to be, and what you want to do. It can serve as a reminder of a connection between loved ones. It is also an amulet to feel safe and protected, and also prosperous and lucky.

There is no shortage of ways to work with the red wristbands. By honoring traditions and cultures and staying connected to core values ​​and desires, everyone can create their own ritual. The first thing you will need is a red bracelet, find it here.