ORIGINS AND CUSTOMS
It's important to say that the friendship bracelets don't only come from Brazil. In fact, they also come from the other countries of Central/South America. For instance: Peru, Guatemala, Chili...
These bracelets are braided with threads ( wool or cotton ).
The popularity of the friendship bracelets is due to the development of tourism.
Nowadays, the friendship bracelets offer a lot of attractive colours and they are made in nylon, cotton or wool.
If you want to respect the tradition, you have to tie a bracelet around your wrist and to wish for something at the same time. When the bracelet falls off by itself, it means that the wish will come true.