African waist beads


African waist beads, tie on, strand 42/44 inches, 108/112 cm., mixed green

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African waist beads with crystals stranded on cotton thread, strand 42/44 inches, beads size approx. 3-4 mm. diam.
Tie on style without clasp. Individually soId.

In Ghana, baby girls are traditionally adorned with waist beads during their naming ceremonies. They will continue to wear the beads as they grow older.

African Waist Beads are one of the most commonly replicated items of personal adornment worn by Ghanaian women. Traditionally, multiple strands of colored beads made from seeds or glass are worn around a woman’s waist to draw attention to, and enhance her femininity.

Waist beads can help a person become more aware of their stomach and posture. The beads fit quite differently depending on how one is sitting and breathing. They can serve as a reminder to sit up straight, engage your stomach muscles, relax your back, and breathe properly.

Waist beads can be worn to help lose weight or maintain a size and shape. Traditionally, west African women wore waist beads to keep their bodies in shape and today women still follow this tradition as it has proved to be an effective way of doing so.

Meaning of the waist beads colors:
Green: prosperity, fertility, abundance, hope, healing. Purple: spirituality, wisdom, royalty. Red: vitality, passion, bravery, confidence. White: light, truth, purity. Yellow: wisdom, clarity, awareness, energy, joy.
One of the most prominent symbolic meanings of beads is protection. In many cultures, people use beads to keep the negative energy and evil spirits at distance. People believe that beads keep the evil spirits away from you.


Additional information

Weight 20 g


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